I have already been crooning about my die-hard love for Blake Crouch - His latest, Dark Matter - a twisted dark pretzel of a delightful science-fiction thriller was the icing on a noteworthy career full of glorious books. I first came across him before Wayward Pines became a TV Series.
And now this - Good Behavior hit the small screens across America on TNT a month back and is raking up the TRP's, purportedly one of the best shows after Southland. I picked up the collection of three novellas after I came across this news but hey, it's a rule now! Anything Blake Crouch, sign me up for the ride baby! This man sure knows how to write a thriller, get your blood pressure roaring and ratcheting up the tension to levels often sharp enough to cut diamonds.
So this one features Letty Dobesh, a thief, a meth-addict and a functioning alcoholic - fresh out of prison and looking to redeem herself. She has a young son, being taken care of by her own mother and probably wants to come clean, …
Raven Song is the first book in this series called Inoki's Game, by IA Ashcroft introducing us to this dark, dystopian world, teetering after a nuclear holocaust, filled with magic and inexplicable dangers. I took this up on a whim after I read the premise of the book. I signed up for the blog tour ( and as usual, I got a bit late in posting the review!) and started the same, the last week of my holiday season hoping I could whizz through it. Alas - a combination of reasons saw me plod through it and not wrap this up in time. Well, mainly two reasons. The pacing of the novel and of course, the new year rush that crowds in on your time.
About the Book
A century ago, the world burned. Even now, though rebuilt and defiant, civilization is still choking on the ashes.
Jackson, a smuggler, lives in the shadows, once a boy with no memory, no name, and no future. Ravens followed him, long-extinct birds only he could see, and nightmares flew in their wake. Once, Jackson thought himself to b…
Series gets off to a fantastic start with this blistering action-packed alien
contact story set in a dystopian earth featuring two remarkably gutsy female
leads, rebelling against the ruling tyrants.
I confess I haven’t read
the prequel stories, Avendui 5ive set
in the same world or the earlier works of PK
Tyler. But when I got a review copy, my interest was piqued by the
“Margaret Atwood of the indie scene” comparison. And after having rushed
through this one, I am definitely looking to reading anything else from her. A
year, when xenophobia has been termed
as the word of the year by Dictionary.com, this book truly brings out a
different dimension to that word. A startlingly original novel, The Jakkattu Vector is the first in a
series that chronicles a disturbing contact story of aliens arriving on a
ravaged earth destroyed by environmental disasters, but with veiled intentions
and genetic experiments that go horribly wrong. The story begins on an
exuberant high – Sabaal, a Ja…