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Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Angry Robot

4 out of 5 Stars

Would you want to know when, where and how you were going to die? No? Well, neither does Miriam Black, but that’s her lot in life.

If you know who Chuck Wendig is, then you know all about his colorful use of the English language. Blackbirds is awash in the foulest of foul obscenities, but I realized immediately this was not Wendig spouting off vulgarities–this was Miriam Black. Everything about her, from the way the she spoke to how she moved, was unique, harsh and real. You feel her pain but you also can’t help laughing when she tries to make light of her situation. Blackbirds was one of those books I could not put down. Read my full review on Goodreads.

Favorite line:

“An angel. That’s funny. Me with my wings.” She rubs some sleep boogers from the corner of her eye.

The Woman in Black by Susan HillThe Woman in Black by Susan Hill

First Published in Oct. 1983

3 out of 5 Stars

I really, really, really wanted to like this book. But… I didn’t find it scary in the least and I’m honestly blown away there are so many 4 and 5 star reviews. I found it to be a slow book and just when I thought the climax was coming the bottom fell out.

Oh well. I can’t LOVE everything I read, can I?

Ironically, I enjoyed the movie more than the book.

Graphic Novels

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra (Illustrator), José Marzán Jr. (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 Stars

This is an excellent series, maybe not 5 stars (like my Walking Dead books), but worth every penny. Volume 2 picks up the pace with a lot more action and two surprising deaths; which means I read it way too fast. Volume 3 here I come!

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