S. Hunt

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 686,111 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Hair of the Dog (Part One) (Gallaetha Book 1) by Matt Holland
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First, the disclaimer. I've known the author for a good decade or so, and watched this novel form over time. He's reviewed me, and I'm reviewing him, so take this review with as much salt as your constitution can handle.

Having said that, it's a good book. It's a rare author that starts his career with such a unique voice. Holland's ability to turn a metaphor is truly extraordinary, and I envy him that skill.

Hair of the Dog introduces us to the world of Gallaetha and a few of the colourful key characters. We see a world of multiple factions, all clashing in some shape or form. Magic is workmanlike, an integral piece of technology rather than stars and fireballs… Read more
Bait Dog: An Atlanta Burns Novel by Chuck Wendig
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulls no punches, 18 Aug 2012
This is a hard book to read. Heart-wrenching. It isn't fluffy and it isn't feel good. At some points you feel like you are drowning in everything nasty and wrong about people. You keep reading even though you don't want to, even though you can see that is no way out that isn't going to be uglier and more horrible.

This is not escapism. It is not sparkly vampires and unicorns and a world where being the hero is just about picking the side of light and good. This book is hard, because there is no right answer and because it is real.

This is the kind of story that stays with you, that makes you angry and sad in equal measure. It forces you to look at the terrible things… Read more
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping page turner, 15 Mar 2012
Like many others, I found these books addictive and compulsive. I read all three of the Hunger Games trilogy in about a week, unable to put the books down. The suspense and violence carry you forward, and the strength of the female main character, Katniss, is a refreshing change of pace from many young adult novels. Truly a story of 'survival against the odds' as well as a David & Goliath triumph over the Capitol, the book is immensely satisfying and fun to read. Although it is neither complex or deep, in many ways it is the simplicity of the story and the strength of the heroine that make this book such compulsive reading.

Although the dystopian future and 'battle royale' set-up… Read more