Thursday, September 17, 2015

Secondhand Souls Review

"Are you fucking with me?!"
-Sophie Asher

Christopher Moore has done it again with this run away sequel to A Dirty Job, Secondhand Souls.
With the same cast of characters and a few new faces, including cameos from the Emperor of San Francisco and Abby Normal. Moore takes the reader on a wild ride from page one. He has lost none of the humor that has become the staple of his work, continuing the modern satirical style that cannot be duplicated. 
It's a fun, funny, and raucous ride that sometimes leaves you saying "what the fuck" and always leaves you wanting more.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Proxy Review

There are three primary factors that contribute to the singularity that is Alex London's Proxy: characters, setting, and style.
I could spend a lot of time breaking apart and analyzing London's choices, conscious or not, regarding how each of these aspects affect the story.
The simple fact is London wrote a book that has a great plot and steady action. Since I have to blog from my iPhone for this book I am going to keep it brief.
The dynamic between Syd and Knox is really the backbone of the story.  They are almost always polar opposites in every aspect and it makes for a great launch pad for the world and the conflict. Everything is built around this relationship between Knox and Syd, patron and proxy, and everything comes down to that relationship in the end. London does such a great job of developing these two and their relationship that just about any reader is going to be surprised by the ending.