J. N. Furr

"philebus1972"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (352 of 364)
Location: West Sussex UK
In My Own Words:
Just a man who enjoys a nice cup of tea and a good game of cards.

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This and that and a little of whatever attracts my attention
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 20,582 - Total Helpful Votes: 352 of 364
Death Toll by Stephen Leather
Death Toll by Stephen Leather
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An anthology of different authors is always going to be a mixed bag and that can be a strength or a weakness - to be a strength it needs to be consistent in quality and keep its variety in its content. I'm happy to say that this one works nicely.

The two longest stories, which feel like the backbone of the book, are long enough to be short novellas.

The first of these, Donetsk Calling by Alex Shaw is part of his Hetman series of thrillers and although part of a series it stands alone very well - however, if you have read the other two novels (Hetman, and Read more
Thaw by Bryan Dunn
Thaw by Bryan Dunn
I enjoy a good pulpy horror novel, I really do. I like them short, fast paced, unpretentious and fun. This ticks all of those boxes, with some fun, nicely portrayed characters, in a well paced, unpretentious story. But I could only give it three of the four stars I would like due the author's treatment of the French. Honestly, it reads like he has fully bought into the political anti-French propaganda from the build up to the second Gulf war - and remained blissfully unaware that there was some selective quoting going on there and that, at the end of the day, it is us who had the egg on our faces because they turned out to be right. So, what we get for the climactic conflict of the book is… Read more
Delta Force Vampire: Insurgency by Alex Shaw
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Take one part military thriller and one part supernatural horror, mix and serve as well written modern pulp literature and this is what you get. I picked up Delta Force Vampire after reading the author's Aiden Snow thrillers and was a little unsure of what to expect as it looked like a bit of a departure for him. However, I'm pleased to say that it proved great fun.

The action takes place in Afghanistan where a Delta Force team, serving under ISAF, accidentally releases something evil during a covert mission. Not all of them make it back - and for good or for bad, not all of them survive unchanged. It isn't long before a mysterious Russian General arrives on the scene and a… Read more