Walking Dead behind bars

The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind BarsThe Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The third volume is set in the prison — I am to lazy to check if the third season of the TV show follows that timeline. And I can‘t really remember the TV show well anyway. Which is good, as everything that happens here is a surprise. Tyreese for example. Oh my bleeding mind! And the two girls! Quite an emotional roller coaster.

I am not enamoured with the artwork. I am still pining for the art of the first volume. But every now and then some very good panels pop up that I really like. I just wish it all looked this good more consistently…


Some pretty gruesome scenes in this one.

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I give up!

Judas Unchained (Commonwealth Saga, #2)Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Audiobook part 1, 5h 20min, pages 1-159, ★★★☆☆, nothing really stuck with me. It was ok, I guess. Nothing really memorable happened. Or it did, but it was indistinguishable from the end of the last book…

Audiobook part 2, about 1 hour left, DNF on page 334 of the ebook. ★☆☆☆☆

“A ghost in the machine? How appropriate. It is certainly a machine’s ghost.”
“Ah, right. So, what’s it doing?”
The darkness within Dr. Friland’s hood lessened to reveal a row of smiling teeth. “Whatever it wants.”

Boy, really boring. The mystery/police procedural part is so dry and lifeless, I actually forgot what the crime was, whilst snoozing through this.

Still looking for the Starflyer and who might be playing for which team.

Mellanie is still sleeping her way through the galaxy. You‘d think with her resources she could maybe apply some brainpower here and there. And „women that are happy with the harem arrangement.“ Wow.

I just spent three days finding excuses not to pick this back up. I am a little sad that I wont read more of Ozzie. I had a peek at the last chapter and read the last few pages of the ebook. Sounds as if interesting things happen. But I can‘t face another 29 hours of this audiobook and I am not in the mood to finish reading the ebook either. I can probably find a synopsis somewhere. Sorry, too long, too detailed, too random, too boring for long stretches between the suspenseful stuff.

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Cross-Atlantic relations

Red, White & Royal BlueRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“‘Archnemesis’ implies he’s actually a rival to me on any level and not, you know, a stuck-up product of inbreeding who probably jerks off to photos of himself.”

Soooo, we don‘t like each other. I can see where this is going…

Unfortunately we are going in the third person present tense. Not my favourite in a novel. It‘s weird. But I got over it. Because this is a very good romance novel. It has a thinking hat on, with a pigeon on top…

“The woman in front of him is wearing a hat with an entire taxidermied pigeon on it. High school lacrosse did not prepare him for this kind of sporting event.“

Pretty entertaining! I read into the wee hours of the morning twice. Just a shame that the sex scenes are so PG-rated…

Good sense of humour, believable and not cringe-worthy amounts of drama and angst, blessed lack of the most stupid romance tropes.

Wow, I am actually impressed and will definitely look up more books by the author. Recommended.

PS: Just for the record, old German dudes don‘t regularly wear lederhosen… 😉

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