Category: Josh

Josh Reviews: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Josh Reviews: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

O, Etiquette & Espionage, why must your mistress be so harsh?  She deigns to set you within the same universe as her popular ‘Less series and, against all proper manners of introduction, draws out the agonizing wait for whatever connecting crumbs are to be found. Our new protagonist, Sophronia Temminick (ugh, the names only get […]

— Posted October 5, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Josh Reviews: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless, as a finale, does a lackluster job.   Few, if any, questions are answered to satisfaction.   As if to spite its last book status, a whole ‘nother narrator is introduced to play significant second fiddle to Alexia. This split plot line is not wholly unexpected.   In fact, since book two, the ‘Less […]

— Posted October 2, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: Under the Gun by Hannah Jayne

Josh Reviews: Under the Gun by Hannah Jayne

Under the Gun supports my running hypothesis concerning this series, i.e. the lower the stakes, the greater the pleasure.   No fates of any world are thankfully entrusted to Sophie not because she can’t handle them (we know very well she can’t) but sensibly enough because it is far more enjoyable to watch her bungle […]

— Posted September 28, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Josh Reviews: The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay

Josh Reviews: The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay

The Darkest Edge of Dawn does not have a dull moment.   As such it feels much like your favorite anime or if that’s not your cup of tea, whatever your infamous stereotype of anime is, minus the perversion.   What I am getting at is the large amount of action, scenery, and fantastical characters. […]

— Posted September 25, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 3 Comments
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