Category Archives: On The Nightstand

On The Nightstand – The Colour Of Magic – 9/9/2018

“Do Or Do Not.  There Is No Try” Yoda This one is about a promise kept – more or less – and it’s going to be a short one – more a cry for help than a review. I noticed … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Stiger’s Tigers – 9/8/2018

Apologies in advance but I’m going to over-write a bit with this post and most of it isn’t going to be relevant to the book.  I took a chance on this one and I feel the need to explain why … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Hammers On Bone – 9/3/2018

**Spoilers – Kinda** I’ll start by admitting that this represents kind of a weird detour.  Right now, I have stacks of highly reviewed, well received books just waiting to be read.  My TBR list is a joke right now – … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Ravencry – 9/2/2018

“To Everyone Who Thinks Writing A Sequel Should Be Easy Because You’ve Already Created The Universe:  Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Heh. No.” John Scalzi This has been a good year for Grimdark.  A fair amount of my reading … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – The Wounded Kingdom – 8/26/2018

              “Show Me A Hero And I’ll Write You A Tragedy” F. Scott Fitzgerald **Here There Be Spoilers** I found these via a review of the third book – “King Of Assasins” – on … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – The Eternal Champion – 8/26/2018

  “Time Moves In One Direction, Memory In Another” William Gibson I did something last week that I should probably never do – revisit an old favorite from my teenage years.  At that time in my life, I was enthralled … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Autumn In The Heavenly Kingdom – 8/24/2018

“There Is Nothing New In The World Except The History That You Do Not Know” Harry S. Truman The America Civil War lasted for approximately 4 years – from 1961 to 1965  That war left 620,000 to 750,000 combatants dead. … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – The War In The Dark – 8/13/2018

“The Covers Of This Book Are Too Far Apart” Ambrose Bierce **Spoilers – Sorta** This is going to be a tricky review for me because I’m going to take great care to keep from being too harsh.  I did finish … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Fifth Ward: First Watch – 8/11/2018

So…how many times in Fantasy Novels does the author toss out a throw away line about the City Watch – almost always a nameless, faceless presence that’s mentioned in passing – included mainly for the purpose of setting the stage … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Rogue Protocol – 8/10/2018

I am very close to finishing “Autumn In The Heavenly Kingdom” by Stephen R. Platt – its been a longer journey than I’d expected – a good but slow read which I should be able to post on this weekend.  … Continue reading

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