I can’t believe January is already gone. How did that happen?
I read five books this month and didn’t quite find the time to write all the reviews yet. I especially need to find some time to talk to you about the excellent If I fall, if I die by Michael Christie. I also loved The Antagonist by Lynn Coadie and must tell you why… in February now! :/
Books reviewed this month
– Pray Lied Eve by Lydia Pever, a small but terrific collection of horror short-story < favourite this month!
– The Just City by Jo Walton, an alternate history involving Socrates and some science-fiction.
– Le Festin de Salomé by André Beaulieu, a weird and fascinating story about loss of identity.
Other read this month
Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams (Bobby Dollar #2)
Yes, five stars. I’m that happy. You’d think everything has been imagined about Hell. Yet, in Happy Hour in Hell, Tad Williams really manages to come up with some new ideas, many of them cruel or somewhat disturbing, and make Bobby Dollar’s exploration of it absolutely riveting. There’s a lot of violent fights in this book, gory depictions of torture and other “niceties” you can expect in Hell, so it might not be suitable for the faint-hearted.
However, if you can enjoy a horror story, Happy Hour in Hell is certainly one of the most entertaining I read lately. I picked the book as a relaxing read and it did the job 100%. It’s a rather traditional save-the-princess epic-fantasy quest (which I usually find boring), except it’s in Hell and that the princess is damned. There’s a lot of actions, a remarkably creative world, a few unforgettable characters, and even some thought-provoking discussions about the Hell/Heaven concept along the way. It’s also pretty funny.