Review: No Game For a Dame

No Game For a Dame
No Game For a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fun book that takes the old hard-boiled detective and turns “him” into a “her.” I quite enjoyed it and would read more about this character. The backdrop is nicely developed and the mystery interesting, and we learn enough about the main character in well-timed tidbits to feel that she’s someone we’d like to get to know better.

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Review: Moonraker

Moonraker by Ian Fleming
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

We recently watched “Spectre,” and so I suppose I had Bond on my mind when browsing my library’s audiobook offerings. I remember watching the movie with this title years ago, but the book struck me as being significantly different. Much slower-moving, for one thing, although I’m not sure it’s entirely fair to compare the speed of any book with a Bond movie. At any rate, it was enjoyable (apart from the lengthy bridge game description). I’d read more Bond books, just for the fun of comparing them to the movies.

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Review: The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Of course this is one of my favourite movies, and it didn’t sit well with me that I’d never read the actual book. I was delighted to discover how close the book and movie versions actually are, and how true to the tone of the book the movie stays. If you’ve encountered this story in one medium but not the other, I think you should broaden your experience and read/see both.

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Review: Antigoddess

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next one. I’m a sucker for stories involving the Greek gods, especially in a contemporary setting, so I was hooked on this from the very beginning. The characters are wonderful and the plot is complex and fast-moving. If you like urban fantasy I’d recommend this one very highly.

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