Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger

An interesting read, that picks up where the book before left off. Would say that having read both books back to back, that they read as a single plot line – or more episodes of the wider plot – and that one would not be advised to start with this book. Also some of the text gives this a clear 18 certificate if a film. I look forward to finding Ms Gail Carriger‘s next book in the set.

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger

In this book Ms Gail Carriger has a nice approach to the whole urban fantasy crossed with steam-punk style, and I’d look forward to reading more of the Parasol Protectorate books. The plot moves with pace, and is a very nice pulp style to it as well, making for an enjoyable read. The setting is well thought out and there are some nice characters sketched out in the text. Some of the content would give the an 18 rating, but it is well treated and with humour.

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Saying thank you for free books

The Black River Chronicles

It’s great if you do. Indie authors like me who put their books out for free are glad that you do, it spreads out work around to new readers which is what we need. However, if you’ve downloaded a free book,
there is something that you really should consider as part of a slightly fairer exchange.
If you read something you’ve downloaded for free and you enjoy it then do a little something in return for the author, any of the following would make them very happy:
1. Rate and review their work on Amazon or Good Reads
2. Share the link to their book on Facebook or Twitter
3. Make a personal recommendation on your blog, twitter, facebook, staff room noticeboard, the wall of your garage… wherever.
4. Like them on Facebook and let them know you their work, or follow their blog.

The above will take you about…

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Flashman in the Great Game (The Flashman Papers #5): George MacDonald Fraser

So in the fifth instalment of the Flashman Papers we find the “hero of the hour” being sent off to India to track down some trouble. We meet a verity of the great and the good of time, as ever old Flashy only mixes with the best. Even when in the middle of the Indian Mutiny; and we get to see how much Flashman is to blame for it.

Much is off course the footnotes and appendices provided by George MacDonald Fraser help explain what was going on. But again as with the four that went before this is a good story that moves as quickly as Flashman does from trouble.

The Hunger Games (Film)

Well last night was the watching of The Hunger Games, not having read the books but heard a little about the plot, it sparked some interest.

It was a well put together film, with some clear plot, and the characters did not seem overly 2D. And having read that original author (Suzanne Collins) did some work on the screen play (if not all of it), them I think some more plot was carried over. Also most of the stuff produced by Liongate I’ve seen has been good, and this lived up to it.

However it was a very dark film, not in lighting as such, but it was the subject matter of children being used in a certain way and the way that humanity could go. Though I am now intrigued to read the books so will see what I can do about that.

Royal Flash (The Flashman Papers #2): George MacDonald Fraser

This is the second volume of the Flashman Papers, and picks up from where the last one – Flashman – left off. We have Flashman meeting Otto von Bismarck, and helping deal with major questions around German unification – all much against his will and with him as ever trying to get out of it as much as possible. We see our dashing hero, with his fine whiskers getting to be royalty for a while, but still not managing to end up on top.