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January 9th, 2014

We’re Number 15! [Jan. 9th, 2014|09:02 am]
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Dying Is My Business is ranked by Kindle as the number 15 book in crime/heist fiction!

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Not bad, eh? Soon my sneaky little urban fantasy novel will invade all the other subgenres!

 

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969 [Jan. 9th, 2014|02:50 pm]
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 by Alan Moore

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The second volume in the Century trilogy, 1969, is disappointingly lightweight. The plot doesn’t advance much, and Moore’s obsession with sex and nudity is now completely intruding on the narrative, shoehorned in at every opportunity and derailing the story. It’s not a terrible book, Moore’s mad genius is still clearly at work in the details, and I did kind of love the Rolling Stones and “Sympathy for the Devil” homages. The ending is interesting, too, setting up an unexpected roadblock for the conclusion. But the whole thing felt like Moore spinning his wheels. Here’s hoping the third and final volume in the trilogy, 2009, is a return to form.



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