Category Archives: On The Nightstand

On The Nightstand – Exit Strategy – 10/13/2018

“Teenagers – Tired Of Being Hassled By Your Parents? Act Now! Move Out, Get A Job, Pay Your Own Bills… While You Still Know Everything.” James Hauenstein **Here Be Spoilers** I’ve finally finished the Murderbot Novellas and I’ve really, really … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Uncompromising Honor – 10/9/2018

        “The Honor Of A Nation Is Its Life” Alexander Hamilton There are literary figures that have truly stood out for me over the years – who have resonated so strongly that they became real – came … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Port Of Shadows – 9/30/2018

“The Life Of The Dead Is Placed In The Memory Of The Living” Marcus Tullius Cicero I haven’t read a Black Company novel since 2001 – when the final volume in The Company’s history – “Soldiers Live” – was published.  … Continue reading

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On The Nightstand – Empire Of Silence – 9/20/2018

“It Is Better To Fail In Originality Than To Succeed In Imitation” Herman Melville Writing critical reviews has, for me, always been a challenging task – balancing the good against the bad – tempering criticism – calling out perceived shortcomings … Continue reading

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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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