Teaser Tuesday 7/31/2018: Yet More “Sword of Shannara” Trilogy!

So this week, I am still reading the “Sword of Shannara” trilogy. At this point I am partway through the second novel of the original series, The Elfstones of Shannara, which is a much better book than the first one; either Terry Brooks engaged in a lot of writing practice after Sword of Shannara, or his publisher hired a better editor, or both. Probably both.

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Robin Hood and Little John runnin’ through the mountains, jumpin’ fences dodgin’ demons trying to get away …

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Not a Review of “Preacher”

So those who are familiar with the sorts of other things I’ve done “not a review” entries on, not to mention the sorts of things I write, and who also are familiar with the show Preacher* on AMC, will likely not be surprised to learn that I’ve never missed a single episode of that unhinged horror/comedy/fantasy/bizarro-land production.

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This is not the main character of Preacher, but it is my favorite character. So you get to see Cassidy instead of the Preacher himself.

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Teaser Tuesday 7/17/2018: More “Sword of Shannara” Trilogy

So this week, surprising no one, I am still reading the “Sword of Shannara” trilogy omnibus. In fact I’m still on the first volume. For something a little different, I thought I would scrounge up the original cover from this book, courtesy of Goodreads:

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Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli locate Excalibur

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Teaser Tuesday 5/12/2018: “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls”

So this week I’m reading The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, a horror/dark fantasy/historical/possibly semi-autobiographical novel by the violinist and pop/punk/cabaret/sort-of-unclassifiable singer Emilie Autumn.

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Pippi Longstockings is NOT in the house.

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Teaser Tuesday 5/15/2018: “A Family Affair”

This week I’m partway through another dead tree book, A Family Affair, the final “proper” (i.e., written by Rex Stout) Nero Wolfe novel, although after this I do still have a book containing a few stories that were discovered and published posthumously. As for the other posthumous”Nero Wolfe” books, well, we aleady discussed how those don’t exist …

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Not to be confused with “Family Affair”, “All in the Family”, “An Affair to Remember”, or anything written by Robert Goldsborough.

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Teaser Tuesday 4/24/2018: “The Vagrant”

This week I was reading The Vagrant, by Peter Newman, in which Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg, Tom Selleck, and a baby wander through a post-apocalyptic wasteland that―oh, wait, sorry, that was Three Men and a Baby. No, in The Vagrant, there’s just one man, a baby, and a goat. And, eventually, a few hangers-on. They are definitely wandering through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, though.

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Just me and my shadow, walkin’ down the avenue.

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