Saturday, November 24, 2012

Books of the Week: 11/24/2012

That's right, mortals! I have returned! And I bring with me many wondrous things. By which, I mean, reviews of terrible and not-so-terrible books! Please, please, curb your enthusiasm! One of today's books is good, one is bad. Which is good and which is bad? You'll see. *Duh duh duhn*

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Books of the Week: 8/28/2012

Sometimes I really hate you guys. Especially when I have to read dreck like this week's selection. There are other words I would use to describe the two books this week--a Star Wars novel and a Warhammer Fantasy novel--but they would summon Elder Gods and I don't like to do that on vacation.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Books of the Week: 8/21/2012

Guess what time it is! It's BOOK REVIEW TIEM! YAAAY! ...Why don't you look excited? I'm hurt. And I got two (2) whole books read this week. It's like a record or something. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Books of the Week: 8/14/2012

I'm baaaaaaaaack! Once again, I bring reviews of books both good and bad, because I'm just such a nice guy. Now, I just want to say: I know a lot of my reviews have been focused on Warhammer and Warhammer 40K. This will change. Eventually. Anyway, this week, our two books are a "hard" sci-fi novel and an old-school fantasy novel.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Books of the Week: 8/7/2012

'Allo, everybody! Welcome back to another book review! Only two books again this week (sorry, I've been busy proofing my own writing), a Star Wars novel and a Warhammer 40K novel. I was shooting to also have 2001: A Space Odyssey finished, but I'm reading too slowly.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Books of the Week: 8/5/12

Well, it's that time again. Time for a book review blog! ...why don't you look more excited? It'll be fun, I promise. Not at all like reading bad fanfic. (Not that I would know what that's like...) This week, my selection of books was marginally better than the last batch (And Splinter of the Mind's Eye still haunts me.). As usual, there's the ubiquitous Warhammer 40K Battles novel, as well as a Halo novel, a Tolkein novella, and a darkly funny fantasy novel.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Books of the Week: 7/31/2012

Stop! It's...No, not hammer time, you dummy--BOOK REVIEW TIME! Isn't you exciteds? You should be! This week's lineup includes a Warhammer Fantasy version of Sherlock Holmes, a Warhammer 40K novel about space traders (Oh, JOY), and... That's it. I only managed to read two books this week. Deal. I have a life, you know. (Future Greg's Note: No I didn't.)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Books of the Week: 7/24/2012

GUESS WHAT? It's book review time! Aren't you excited? Good. Because I'm not either. I'd rather be playing Fallout 3. Death to the Enclave! Anyhoo, three books, as usual. A Warhammer Fantasy one-shot, a Star Wars collection, and a *shudder* Warcraft novelization. Hoboy. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Books of the Week: 7/17/2012

Well, I must have mucked up my karma this week. The quality of books was drastically lower. What did I do differently--*gasp* THAT? NOooooooo.... Anyways, three books this week, as usual: A Warhammer 40K novel (are you surprised?), a Warhammer Fantasy novel (it looked good), and a weird steampunkish novel by China Mieville.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Books of the Week: 7/10/2012

Yes, I know I missed posting a review last week. Yes, I know you all depend on me so much to provide high-quality reviews of low-quality books. No, it won't happen again. Until it happens again. Anyway, on to the books. I must really be on the good side of the karma wheel, because I'm still picking halfway decent books. This week, it's a prequel to Bioshock, a poor-to-mediocre Warhammer 40K one-shot, and a strange collection of quirky, funny sci-fi short stories. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Books of the Week: 6/26/2012

Hmmmm... I'm running out of funny/sarcastic introductions. Would a sorta meta one work instead? No? Darn... Anyway, I haven't read much this last week--I just discovered the evil joy that is Overlord--but I somehow managed to still provide a dissecting of the customary three books: We have a Narnia knock-off, a pseudo-pulp fantasy novel, and a true old pulp collection by the author of Conan the Barbarian (the stories, not the Ahnold movie).

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Books of the Week: 6/19/2012

I must have done something to balance out my karma recently. This week, every book I read was actually enjoyable. That's right! I enjoyed EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK. I'm going to die, aren't I? Anyway, this week we have: a collection of Warhammer Fantasy stories, a Star Wars horror novel, and a Warhammer 40K Chaos novel. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Books of the Week: 6/12/2012

You should feel special. I almost didn't finish this review in time, but a little voice in my head kept telling me, "Greg, you need to finish that book review! People are counting on you!" I think I need to up the doseage of my meds... Anyway, two books this week: another terrible Starcraft novel, and a poor Warhammer 40K novel.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Books of the Week: 6/5/12

Is it that time of the week again already? I suppose you want to know what literary horrors I endured this time. What's that? You don't? Well, too bad! Misery loves company. This week, we have the usual Warhammer 40K oneshot (seriously, where did I buy/steal/download all these?), a Starcraft novel, and a post-apocalyptic horror novella. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Books of the Week: 5/29/12

Ahhhh...Finals are over. Now I get to spend the summer reading, writing, and gaming. YES! But what's that you say? Get a summer job? Nah. It's not like I need the money THAT much... Besides, who'd hire me? I wouldn't. But I digress. This is a book review. What am I reviewing? Let's see... OH SWEET BABY CTHULHU ON A FLAMING STICK! Two, TWO, videogame novels? Ohhhhboy. This week's mockery--er, review--focuses on Halo: The Flood, Starcraft: Uprising, and The Ten Thousand.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Books of the Week: 5/22/12

Ahhh... Finals are almost over. One math test this afternoon, and I'm free. Free, do you hear me? FREE! Sorry... Anyway, I've somehow managed to keep up with my reading, so I can continue to provide you with "high-quality", occasionally entertaining, book reviews. Lucky you! This week, we have possibly the most varied trio of books yet: Metro 2033 (the game is based on the book, not the other way around), Assault on Black Reach (the ever-present Space Marine Battles novel), and Butcher Bird (a one-shot urban fantasy). New to this review is Krunk's Korner, where the famous (or infamous) Krunk delivers his own take on each book I review. If you've met Krunk, well, you know what to expect. If you haven't met Krunk--KRUNK AM ALWAYS GLAD TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Books of the Week: 5/15/12

You should feel so blessed (or maybe cursed?). Despite my impending finals hanging over me like a red right hand, I'm still taking time to review books, saving you the misery of wasting your time and money. Aren't you lucky? AREN'T YOU? Anyway, for this week's regimen we have: One Warcraft (NOT Warhammer!) novel, one Space Marine Battles novel (as always), and one sci-fi novel that resisted easy classification through complete insanity.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Books of the Week: 5/1/2012

Another week, another batch of books. I'm pretty sure y'all know the drill by now. I read books, then review them the next week. Up on the chopping block this week we have: a Warhammer Fantasy Trilogy, a Warhammer 40K stand-alone novel, and a Star Wars one-shot novel. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Books of the Week: Warhammer and Star Wars

Welcome to Books of the Week! While I originally intended to review the Han Solo and Demon’s Gate trilogies, there’s been a slight change of plan. While I was helping clean my parents’ house, I stumbled upon a trove of old books, and another stash while I was at a couple of thrift stores. Therefore, my reading schedule got a bit messed up while I sorted through all the books. While I was doing that, I realized just how many books I have (over 1800), many of which I’ve never read. So, you now get to go with me on a journey of re-discovery as I plumb the depths of my library. Aren’t you lucky?