Tom Alaerts

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (90 of 106)
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 247,915 - Total Helpful Votes: 90 of 106
Flowers of the sea: Thirteen Stories and Two Novel&hellip by Reggie Oliver
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is an early review as I received an e-ARC for review purposes. I tend to like the genre, but I don't have a commercial relationship with the publisher. With this out oft the way:

A new collection by Reggie Oliver is a treat for those who like their ghost stories well crafted and elegant yet menacing. Thanks to ebook editions, the man's previous books are now much more easily available, interested readers don't have to run down the original expensive and rare small press editions. For this new collection, the Tartarus hardback will likely be marvelously produced, and the ebook edition is very affordable, in reach of curious readers. Most of the stories were previously… Read more
Holy Terror by Frank Miller
Holy Terror by Frank Miller
24 of 32 people found the following review helpful
I'm reading Frank Miller's comics since his The Dark Knight Returns period and often loved what he did. For example, his 300 was a perfect macho story about what it takes to be a hero. And now... this. Very superficially also a story about heroism, but in essence nasty, simplistic and even borderline racist in a few places. The art? Yes, some pages are great, in that Sin City way. However many drawings come over as overly hasty and can be difficult to decipher, as if he didn't care himself to do a good job.
All in all a major disappointment.
Troika by Alastair Reynolds
Troika by Alastair Reynolds
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Troika is an interesting SF novella that is set in an alternate history where the cold war still reigns. In essence, it is a story of the "big dumb SF object" kind. I don't want to say more about the content, you better discover it for yourself.
Meanwhile I have read (or listened to) several of Reynolds' big novels, and read a number of his shorter work as well; and I really enjoyed most of it: big ideas, a dark atmosphere, plausible world-building - he does all this very well. I do think that this story is as well realised as his best other work, and you can notice that with his growing experience the prose flows more elegantly than in his early novels (excellent as they are!)… Read more

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Duellists [Blu-ray] [1977] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Keith Carradine
Duellists [Blu-ray] [1977] [US Import] Blu-ray ~ Keith Carradine
A Dark and Deadly Valley by Mort Castle; Brian Kee&hellip
A Dark and Deadly Valley by Mort Castle; Brian Keene; Rick Hautala; Brian Hodge; et al
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No Hero by Jonathan Wood
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