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avocado_love: (Kakashi Reading Hp)
Sunday, February 6th, 2011 11:01 am
I'm going to put this out there first and foremost: I love cheesy books and movies. I've watched movies such as This Island Earth and The Happening more times than I can count, and have an entire shelf dedicated to bad, but lovable Star Trek novellas, urban fantasy heroines with the tough exterior (but heaving bosoms when it comes to the vampire/ware/fae/other of their dreams), and animal-bonding sagas.

So when I saw this book at my local Big Box Retailer, I snatched it up on the strength of its cover alone. (Also, it had an animal-bonding theme which, as I said above, is one of my many, many weaknesses.)


Seriously. I could have done a better Photoshop with my MS Paint. I don't know what is going on with those back feet (it's like the artist just gave up and drew squiggy lines for toes). And... does that guy have a jaw-beard? How very modern of him.



Sadly, this book turned out neither cheesy nor remotely lovable. )





 
avocado_love: (Kakashi Reading Hp)
Saturday, September 19th, 2009 11:21 am

Back again with another book review. This wasn't so much read as listened, purchased on audible and narrated by Zachary Quinto, the actor who plays Spock. He does a wonderful job with tones and inflictions of each of the characters (and naturally, Spock's own voice), and somewhat well with the clunky action points... well, at least as much as the book allows. With that said, here's my official review of Star Trek Movie Tie-In by Alan Dean Foster. (Catchy title for a book, no?)

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I’ve been a die-hard fan of the original series ever since I watched the ‘space movie about whales’ as a dolphin-obsessed little kid... )
avocado_love: (Kakashi Reading Hp)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 06:41 pm
Sorry I haven't been around much in the last few days, flist. I'll get caught up soon. Anyway, I have a subscription to audible.com, and I randomly purchased and listened to an audiobook called Men of The Otherworld. Okay, I'll admit it. Urban Fantasy with werewolves is my guilty pleasure. The book was really good. Sure, the werewolves were a little... dull, but the characterization was interesting.

So I got my butt over to Boarders today and purchased "Bitten" which is the first in the series, by the same Author. Here is the image on Amazon, for all your visual needs.

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Holy Fuck, is it bad. I mean, things don't even bother to make sense, and I just totally despise the Main Character. Here's somethings that are pissing me off so far:


Cut for spoilers and all around bitching )

Yeah, so unless this book gets better soon, it's getting traded in for something else at the local bookstore. Anyone read this before? Should I expect it to get better?