Fiction

Book Review: Later by Stephen King

Book Review: Later by Stephen King

My second Stephen King book, Later has a nice blend of mystery, crime, and the occult.

Later is a Stephen King book that is part of the Hard Case Crime series, along The Colorado Kid and Joyland. It’s a coming-of-age mystery with ghosts, so what’s not to love? The writing is great, with a good pacing for a book like that: not too rushed to give us time to feel the vibes (it’s a ghost story mystery after all), but also not too slow to drive people of, or either too long that we feel like it’s dragging.

New Fiction Books [Feb. 2021]

I haven’t been buying so many books recently, which I see as a positive: I already have more books than I would need for this year, so there’s no point in spending money just to expand my library. Although it’s nice to do that, it adds some level of stress overall, as I see that huge (mostly virtual) pile of books I want to read and are there, just waiting for me. I recently wrote about ‘backlog vs collection’ in the most recent Geekosaur Weekly issue.

Anyway, I want to share of what I’ve got recently, fiction books only.

Book Review: The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Book Review: The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Since I was very young, I’ve always been a big fan of good mysteries. I still remember when I first got The Hound Of The Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle. It was a delight!

Then, fast forward to a year or so ago, and I was reading The Magpie Murders, my first Anthony Horowitz novel. I loved it so much, and I still need to write at least a short review here.

After that excellent first impression on an exceptional mystery novel, of course I was going to get another Horowitz novel. So I got The Word Is Murder, the first book on the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series, published in 2017.

New Fiction Books I Got Recently [Nov. 2020]

On the past few months I’ve got some sweet new eBooks on my Kindle, further increasing the size of my ever-growing TBR list. But, who can resist a sweet deal, right?

Below I’m sharing some of the books I’ve acquired recently. It’s not everything, as some are free classic books, and some just not that interesting. Also, the list is still a bit big, so I left the non-fiction reads for a separate post. I guess I need to stop buying books for a while. Anyway, let’s check it out!

Photo by Aliis Sinisalu

Photo by Aliis Sinisalu

Book Review: Hard Magic by Larry Correia

Book Review: Hard Magic by Larry Correia

Despite always being interested in the Urban Fantasy genre, I don’t remember having read any recently. Not for lack of options, but mainly because YA and regular fantasy have a massive presence on blogs and YouTube channels, so there’s always a new great book that everyone should be reading coming out. Another reason is because the genre is even less popular here in Brazil, resulting in an impressive lack of options in Portuguese. But now that I’m reading mainly in English and I have a Kindle, it’s waaaay easier for me to finally give it a try to some great Urban Fantasy books.