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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,919 - Total Helpful Votes: 497 of 582
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb literary-horror, 16 May 2013
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Red Moon is one of the best novels I've read this year. It's long, but never felt like it dragged. I savoured every chapter. A near-perfect literary horror novel.

There's so much to this novel, too: it's part coming-of-age, part tale of prejudice and segregation (mirroring some of the Civil Rights movement, more recent prejudice against Muslims, and then creates another violent thread of anti-lycan prejudice). It's also partly a love story (new love and old), and a story of redemption. All of this is overlaid with politics, secrets, and certain characters' pasts catching up with them. The third part of the book feels more dystopian, too (won't spoil why or how...). It's a story… Read more
Altec Lansing inMotion Classic III Portable Dock f&hellip by Altec Lansing
Friend has a new iPhone, and she's been using this as a stereo-replacement. Sound's good - higher volumes, as always, not as good (not sure if that's quality of MP3s or the speakers). It's not too big, manages to fit the bedside table or on coffee-table nicely, and is certainly portable. I'm sure there are better iPod/iPhone speaker systems, but they're probably more expensive. Good product.
The Broken Isles (Legends of the Red Sun 4) by Mark Charan Newton
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Final books in series are always tricky. Will the author tie everything up with a lovely bow for readers? Will there be vague, open-ended solutions that will have fans guessing and debating what really happened? Will it be an awful mess? There are many decisions and pitfalls that can catch the unwary or incautious author. But with The Broken Isles, Newton has pretty much dodged them all. This is a great ending. The story is top notch, as we can expect. I think each book in the Legends of the Red Sun series has improved in every way, and The Broken Isles is no exception, with great writing, an exciting story, and engaging characters.

[Despite my best efforts, there are some… Read more

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