Monthly Archives: March 2014

KM- Finding Oblivion – Alex Gulczynski

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Title: Finding Oblivion

Author: Alex Gulczynski

Series: Yes, sequel to Eustice

Category: Fiction/Horror / Thriller / Psychological

Length: 233 pages

My rating: 4/10

 

In this follow up to Eustice, the war is raging between Heaven and Hell, ravaging Purgatory while vying for mortal souls. Eustice is on a rescue mission for her lover who has been dragged to Hell by a demon, and Azrael is continuing to do nothing but wreak havoc on everything Eustice has come to know. She finds allies in unlikely places, and continues on her mission while trying to save the people most important to her.

 

I don’t usually writing scathing reviews, but this book was quite a disappointing follow up. The story line was decent, but the entire tone of the book was different than the first. Whereas the first book had a sense of seriousness to it, this one was full of cheesy one liners and flippant attitudes (relative to the situations). Not to mention the misuse of words and massive amount of typos. It took me 4 days to read what would normally take one day to finish, simply because I couldn’t take the story seriously, the failed attempt at humor made it boring, and the typos made it a real pain to read.

 

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KM- Eustice- Alex Gulczynski

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Title: Eustice

Author: Alex Gulczynski

Series: Yes, first novel in Reaper Corps

Category: Fantasy / Religious / Action

Length: 234 pages

My rating: 7/10

 

Imagine waking up, confused and with no memories of where you are or how you got there. A neat, ordered desk and an austere secretary barking orders. Everyone treating you like you’re an unwelcome guest.

This is how Eustice Jennings finds herself, awakening in Purgatory only to find she has no memories of her life or how she died. She’s recruited in to the Reaper Corps, where she makes allies and ones that may or may not be what they seem. The Celestials are hiding all kinds of secrets, Seraphs and Infernals alike. It’s all about to come crashing down around Eustice.

Quite an interesting look on Purgatory, definitely one I haven’t seen before.

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KM- False Memory – Dean Koontz

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Title: False Memory

Author: Dean Koontz

Series: No; standalone novel

Category: Fiction/Horror / Thriller / Psychological

Length: 768 pages

My rating: 8/10

 

Delve into the depths of mind control with Martie and her husband, Dusty. Both normal people, caught up in a scheme so dangerous and widespread that it could easily end their lives at a moment, or cause them to end someone else’s with no memory.

Meet Dr. Ahriman, a renowned psychologist who has created a program that allows him to program people, and use them for his bidding.

A long-standing feud, fraught with twists and turns, bring Martie and Dusty across Ahriman’s path, and leads to quite the thrilling adventure.

 

This was definitely one of my favorites that Koontz has produced. Not a new release, but one I haven’t come across before. It was a non-stop action novel with likable characters that made this hard to put down. 

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