Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekly Round Up

Murder at Avelon Hill – This is the podcast I have been listening to since I finished my last audiobook. This is a pretty good book found it on Podiobook so you can look it up there or on the author’s website.

It is a sword and magic fantasy with a whodunit twist. It has like 42 chapters and is quite long and intricate I’m maybe a third of the way through but it is definitely holding my attention. Unlike most podcast novels it features a huge array of voices lots of fellow writers have come together to help him and it works perfectly. I recommend it if you’re a dungeons and dragons or an avid reader/watcher of Agatha Christie.

Relentless by Dean Koontz
I’m a massive fan of Dean Koontz I always wondered why he got killed that time on Family Guy. His stories tend to feature strong women and psychopathic killers as well as a fair bit of supernatural phenomena. I won’t reveal the plot because once you know the premise it basically becomes a bit spoilery.

It is a great read or listen depending on how you consume your books and I guess it helps with the wait for the next instalment of the Odd Thomas series which I can’t wait to get my hands on.

Alex Rider – Crocodile Tears
That is the name of the title of course I left out the author name. I have yet to finish it but I think I am maybe on the penultimate chapter. I’m not sure if it is as good as past efforts to be honest but it is still a decent read. I thought the last book was the end of the Alex Rider story but it continues it is just hard to believe how little time has passed in the timeline to leave Alex still so young.