A. Kydd

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Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I guess it was okay, Dec 15 2013
I saw a lot of very positive reviews of this book and I grew up in the era that the novel references so much, but I found much of the dialog rather dull or forced, the amount of pop culture references (and explanations there-of) excessive, and the story line rather predictable.
I will say that I finished it which says something as, if I genuinely don't care for a book, I will just not finish it, but "Willy Wonka meets The Matrix" (USA Today review quote on the books cover), it is not.
The Cannibals of Candyland by Carlton, III Mellick
The Cannibals of Candyland by Carlton, III Mellick
4.0 out of 5 stars Utterly insane., May 15 2013
Carlton Mellick III is one of those writers who people only have strong feelings about, one way or the other. I personally find his writing to be bizarre, possibly insane and highly entertaining. I would best describe this book as being fantasy pulp fiction and some of the best of its kind.
The Soddit: Or, Let's Cash in Again by A.R.R.R. Roberts
Not necessarily the worst book that I have read in a while, but definitely high up there. It is a lot of cheap jokes that fall flat, wandering off in all directions without any sense of rhyme or reason. It is fairly clear that the author was (undeservedly) very proud of what I would call a writing style, for lack of a better term. It quite possibly makes 50 Shades of Grey seem well written.

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