E. A Solinas

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011 2012 2013 2014
Top Reviewer Ranking: 9
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (5,171 of 5,998)
Location: MD USA
Birthday: Feb. 7
In My Own Words:
Writer, aspires to become a a professional writer of fantasy literature.

Lover of all things well-done -- music, books, cinema. Though I was once into only specific genres, I am always expanding my interests to include poetry, literature (classic and modern) art (modern and classic), indie rock, jazz and the more exotic classical, movies of almost any type.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 9 - Total Helpful Votes: 5171 of 5998
A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
It's been five years since Laurell K. Hamilton last gave us a story about Merry Gentry, her pregnancy and her harem of magic boytoys. So did she use that time to craft a better book? In a word: no. In several words: despite having five years to craft a magical political thriller, Hamilton has managed to craft an entire book out of almost nothing but filler.

Sadly, "A Shiver of Light" is less like an actual narrative, and more like a series of slow-moving vignettes where people stand around having long conversations about things that either aren't interesting or are already obvious. There are brief flashes of what could have made an interesting book -- Taranis' regained… Read more
Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
4.0 out of 5 stars Parkour!, May 30 2014
If the Dresden Files series has taught Harry Dresden anything, it's that no matter how bad things get, they can always get a LOT worse. Embroider that on a pillow.

And after a few books of solid suck (not in book quality, just Harry's quality of life), "Skin Game" returns everyone's favorite noir wizard to action in Chicago... except he's working with the bad guys this time. Jim Butcher is in fine form here, mixing complex moral questions with ice-and-fire-slinging magic -- and bringing in some truly startling changes to Harry's life.

Harry is not happy when he finds out his next job as the Winter Knight. He's being loaned out to Nicodemus, leader of the… Read more
Amazing Bulk [Import]
1.0 out of 5 stars Get purple, Feb. 28 2014
This is the worst movie ever made.

Now don't get me wrong -- there are terrible movies that are more of a chore to watch ("Manos, The Hands Of Fate"), or which are more notoriously bad ("The Room," "Birdemic"). But I have never seen one which showed such a glorious lack of understanding of the moviemaking process -- "The Amazing Bulk," where every single thing that can be done in a movie... is gloriously, hilariously WRONG.

It follows Henry "Hank" Howard (Jordan Lawson), a mild-mannered scientist coming up with some kind of Captain America serum for the military. He's also in love with Hannah (Shevaun Kastl), the daughter of his… Read more

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