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Editorial | Devil in the White City, a quick & dirty review

A couple of weekends ago, I found myself on an unexpected flight back from Minnesota.  I had taken my laptop along in lieu of other entertainment, intending to get a lot of work done, but on the last leg of my journey, I just wasn’t feeling it.  So, I started wandering around the Charlotte, NC airport looking for reading material.  It took no fewer than three bookstores for me to find one with a selection that included anything other than Danielle Steele, Nicholas Sparks, and James Patterson, but I did finally come across a book that I had been planning to read for a few months: Devil in the White City.  I finally wrapped up the book last night, so here is my quick and dirty review.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 38, Ready Player One and Armada

ready player oneIn which, Andrew and Tracy discuss Ernest Cline’s well-loved novel Ready Player One and his newest book Armada, that recently hit bookstore shelves.  This podcast does contain spoilers, so consider yourselves warned. Continue reading

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Review: Alien: River of Pain

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Watching Aliens, the one question that comes to mind more than any other is what happened to the colonists on LV-426. Most of them ended up as face-hugger fodder, but how did things go from life as normal to unimaginable horror? The new book from Titan Books Alien: River of Pain tells readers exactly what happened, in all of its terrifying detail. Continue reading

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Editorial | Review: ACID

***** SPOILER ALERT *****

This review will be discussing plot points which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.

I have gotten my hot little hands on a copy of Acid, the first novel from author Emma Pass.  The author is from the Midlands, UK, and her European roots come out in certain word choices and, of course, measurements.  Fortunately for Therefore I Geek readers, I have read the book and am here to lay out the good, the bad, and the ugly about it.

The Good: The main character in this book is one Jenna Strong, who is in a maximum security, male only prison at the tender age of seventeen for parricide.  The book is set in 2113, in a UK that is completely cut off from the rest of the world.  A lackadaisical government has been thrown out of power by an anti-terrorist arm of the military/police force called ACID (Agency for Crime Investigation and Defense) and a police state has been in place for about 100 years.  As far as the good of this book goes, the well designed acronym is pretty much all it has to offer.  That, and the perfect use of the subjunctive tense.

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