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Orson Scott Card - Empire

BooksPosted by Andreas 27 Sep, 2014 20:35:15
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Ett terrordåd utförs mot Vita Huset och presidenten blir dödad. Ett dödligt maktspel tar sin början och snart närmar sig USA ett nytt inbördeskrig. Kan händelseförloppet stoppas eller är det för sent?

En bok som började bra, men som sedan mest blir tråkig och rörig.



Tom Clancy - Rainbow Six

BooksPosted by Andreas 27 Jun, 2012 11:38:27

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En specialstyrka för att bekämpa terrorister skapas i England. Samtidigt börjar terroristdåden i världen oförklarligt att öka. Dessutom verkar terroristdåden vara sammankopplade med varandra, trots att de utförs av olika terroristgrupper. Kan de vara en del av en större plan?

En thriller som utspelas är 2000 och som idag känns totalt inaktuell. Dessutom väldigt händelsefattig, tråkig och många saker upprepades så många gånger att det blev löjligt till slut.

Carin Hjulström - Finns inte på kartan

BooksPosted by Andreas 20 Jun, 2012 19:13:00

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Frida ska göra praktik som journalist och hamnar i Bruseryd utanför Eksjö av alla ställen. Bättre blir det inte när hon lyckas förarga hela byn med sin första artikel.

En bok som var ganska tråkig - det enda roliga var att den utspelade sig i Eksjö med omnejd så man kände igen sig lite.

Christopher Paolini - Arvtagaren

BooksPosted by Andreas 29 Apr, 2012 12:51:46

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Eragon och Saphira stå inför sin största uppgift någonsin - att besegra den onda Galbatorix.

Fjärde och sista boken om Eragons äventyr. Slutet var lite väl förutsägbart, men i övrigt en bra och spännande bok.

Michael Crichton - Micro

BooksPosted by Andreas 29 Apr, 2012 11:23:41

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En högteknologisk firma har utvecklat en metod att krympa ner saker, inklusive människor, till ett par centimeters storlek. Riktigt spännande tycker en grupp forskare innan de befinner sig ute i en okänd vildmark och jagade av myror och getingar...

En intressant bok, även om temat har figurerat förr i andra sammanhang.

Jasper Fforde - The song of the quarkbeast

BooksPosted by Andreas 16 Nov, 2011 18:27:32

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Den andra boken om Jennifer Strange och hennes äventyr. Magin håller så sakta på att öka i världen, vilket skapar nya möjligheter för de få trollkarlar som finns. Vilket medför att Jennifer snart har fullt upp med att hantera tankeordsförsedda trollformler, troll, storviltsjägare och hela den kungliga familjen.

Jasper Ffordes böcker bjuder alltid på fantasifulla äventyr och denna är inget undantag. Denna bok är en ungdomsbok och är därför lite enklare i handlingen, vilket är lite synd. Samt att den är alltför kort.

Steve Alten - The loch

BooksPosted by Andreas 09 Nov, 2011 21:17:11

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När Zachary Wallace var ung flyttade han och hans mamma till USA efter att hans far varit otrogen. 10 år senare återvänder han till Skottland då hans far blir anklagad för mord. Fadern påstår sig vara oskyldig och säger att det var Nessie som dödade mordoffret. Nu måste Zachary hitta Nessie för att rentvå sin far och rädda honom ifrån att bli hängd. Men hur hittar man ett sjömonster som undgått upptäckt i flera hundratals år?

Denna boken hade varit helt ok om det inte var för att författaren valt att hitta på att Storbritannien återinfört dödsstraff på grund av hotet från terrorism. Det kändes mest löjligt och som ett billigt sätt att försöka höja spänningen. Vilket misslyckades då boken inte kändes riktigt spännande någon gång.

Jeremy Robinson - Kronos

BooksPosted by Andreas 08 Nov, 2011 20:34:18

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Atticus Young, en förre detta Navy Seal, är ute och dyker med sin dotter. Helt plötsligt dyker ett enormt undervattensmonster upp och slukar dottern. Atticus blir förblindad av hat och tillsammans med en hänsynslös miljardär tar han upp jakten på monstret. Men mitt under jakten ändras plötsligt allt när det verkar som att Atticus dotter fortfarande är vid liv. Nu måste Atticus försöka stoppa jakten och hitta ett sätt att rädda henne.

En bok där det hände mycket, men i vilken karaktärerna tyvärr inte var särskilt trovärdiga. Dessutom var boken ganska förutsägbar vilket alltid är tråkigt.

Dead bait 2

BooksPosted by Andreas 15 Oct, 2011 20:27:37

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Mermonkeys, angry walruses, and shark attacks.

A collection of horror short stories - all related to water in one way or another. As is common with these kind of collections the stories vary in quality, in this case they were mostly strange and boring, but a couple were really good.

Glen Duncan - The last werewolf

BooksPosted by Andreas 08 Oct, 2011 20:24:40

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Jack is the last werewolf alive and in a months time (during the next full moon) he is prepared to die, hunted down as the last of his kind. But life keeps getting in his way...

A nice and gripping tale about the pros and cons of being a werewolf - you get to live for several hundred years but on the other hand you are hunted by hunters, despiced by vampires and can't wear silver jewellery.

Dead bait

BooksPosted by Andreas 05 Oct, 2011 10:20:01

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Russian mail-order brides with fishy secrets, zombie piranhas, werefishes, mermaids, sharks, and crabfish.

A collection of horror short stories - all related to water in one way or another. As is common with these kind of collections the stories vary in quality, but in this case they were mostly good, albeit kinda strange sometimes.

Dean Koontz - The darkest evening of the year

BooksPosted by Andreas 29 Sep, 2011 18:43:58

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Amy Redwing runs a dog shelter and resuces mistreated dogs. But she also has a dark past that is closing in on her.

This book was mostly about dogs and how wonderful they are. It quickly got boring...

Thomas Emson - Pariah

BooksPosted by Andreas 22 Aug, 2011 19:54:26

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Jack the Ripper is back and he is once again hunting for prey in London. He needs one more victim before he will be able to unleash hell on Earth. The only thing that stands in his way is a man called Charlie Faultless - Jack's brother.

Too much heaven and hell, too many demons and angels, and too plenty of good versus evil.

Martina Haag - Fånge i hundpalatset

BooksPosted by Andreas 29 Jul, 2011 10:54:43

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En bok fylld med krönikor om hundar, barn och allt annat som hör vardagslivet till.

Martina är väldigt bra på att fånga upp de roliga bitarna av vardagslivet och beskriva dom på ett bra sätt. Underhållande läsning.

Thomas Emson - Pandemonium road

BooksPosted by Andreas 29 Jul, 2011 10:48:01

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Two young guys steal a Mercedes filled with briefcases. They belive that they have struck gold, but ít turns out that the briefcases contain souls that belong to the devil. And the devil sends his most evil demons to get them back...

A short, but action-filled book.

Orson Scott Card - Ender's shadow series

BooksPosted by Andreas 16 Jul, 2011 19:22:57

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A while back I read Ender's shadow, which i liked. This book was the first in a series about Bean, a very brilliant young boy. In the following books we get to follow when Bean helps Peter Wiggin to become hegemon of the world.

These books are a lot about politics and war, but also about Bean's attempts to live a normal life with a wife and kids. Interesting books, but nothing I will ever read again. I do recommend the first book (i.e. Ender's shadow), but the rest doesn't add anything vital to the story about Ender and Bean.

Steve Perry & Stephani Perry - Aliens vs. Predator: Prey

BooksPosted by Andreas 14 Jul, 2011 10:40:27

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Machiko is working as a supervisor for a remote ranching colony. Unfortunately the planet where the colony is located is also used by Predators to practise hunt techniques. This is done by implanting the local wildlife with Aliens. Now the colony is in the middle of a war between Aliens and Predators and Machiko has to use every trick in the book to save as much as the colony as possible.

Nicely written book with a lot of action. Unfortunately I had read the story before (as a comic in "Aliens vs. Predator omnibus volume 1"), so there were few surprises.

Diane Carey - Aliens: DNA war

BooksPosted by Andreas 14 Jul, 2011 10:31:44

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On a remote planet a team of scientists are studying xenomorphs. A unit of colonial marines are sent to bring them home. When they arrive they find an abandoned compound and a few dead bodies. But where has the rest of the team gone?

Nicely written story with lots of aliens.

Jack Kilborn – Afraid

BooksPosted by Jenny 06 Jul, 2011 20:41:33

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Welcome to Safe Haven. Population 907… 906… 905…

When strange and deadly things start to happen, a small and isolated village, in the middle of the woods, may not be the best place to live

The book was easy to read and the story was holding up quite nicely. Some of the portrayed characters were a bit lacking , but over all it was an ok read.

Warren Fahy - Fragment

BooksPosted by Jenny 18 Jun, 2011 17:57:38

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A research ship happens upon a small and very strange island, where no one has ever set foot and survived to tell the tale of its strange inhabitants.

Where do those scary-looking creatures come from and is it at all possible to get away from them and their superior strength and speed?

At first I was a bit sceptical about this book, as the language sometimes was a bit too difficult for me (to many medical, biological and botanical terms I didn’t know), but as I read on it grew on me and I ended up liking it quite a bit.

James Herbert - The rats

BooksPosted by Jenny 02 Jun, 2011 20:19:58

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That most cities have their fair share of rats is nothing most people even think about. Rats is just a very natural part of the urban landscape – but what happens when they start to leave their underground hideaways and take a claim on the locations we occupy and call our own?

In London rats start to appear everywhere, all of a sudden, and they are not the normal easily frightened kind. These rats are huge and they aren’t afraid of anything, quite the opposite – they soon discover that human flesh is tasty, very tasty indeed.

From reading the reviews of this book I expected something special, what I got was a bland and quite boring story that didn't make much sense and didn't rise my interest one bit.

Thomas Emson - Krimson

BooksPosted by Andreas 09 Apr, 2011 20:19:30

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Once again vampires are attacking London and only a few people are brave enough to take up the fight against them. But they are fighting a losing battle as the number of vampires is greatly increasing while the politicians won't admit that there is anything wrong going on.

The sequel to Skarlet and the story is almost the same. But well worth a read anyway, as it is nicely written and filled with action.

James Herbert - The fog

BooksPosted by Andreas 21 Mar, 2011 19:40:38

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After an earthquake a mysterious fog is moving across England. People who come in contact with it become insane and soon suicides and brutal murders are common. Can the fog be stopped?

A thriller with varying pace - sometimes exciting, but mostly boring.

Scott Sigler - Ancestor

BooksPosted by Jenny 12 Mar, 2011 16:32:10

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A science team is trying to genetically create animals, with organs that can be transplanted to humans. They soon discover that nature is not the best thing to fool around with.

The research is conducted on a small and secluded island, not to draw interest by the government or scientific competitors, which turns out to be a huge problem when the animals turns out to be anything but nice and placid.

John Gilstrap - Scott free

BooksPosted by Andreas 12 Mar, 2011 15:00:47

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Scott and Cody are on their way to a Metallica concert when their little plane gets caught in a storm and they crash in the mountains. Scott is the only survivor and now he has to fight the cold weather and hungry wolves. When he finally finds a cabin to take refuge in his troubles are far from over. They actually get worse...

Nice thriller.

Jasper Fforde - One of our Thursdays is missing

BooksPosted by Andreas 12 Mar, 2011 14:40:31

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Thursday Next has gone missing, and the written Thursday Next unwillingly has to take Thursday Next's place. Which is not easy when the Men in Plaid are on her trail and the only one she can trust is her newly found butler (as long as she remembers to wind him).

The sixth book about Thurday Next and her adventures. This one was just as wonderful and strange as the first five.

Patrick Redmond - Ögonsten (Apple of my eye)

BooksPosted by Jenny 21 Feb, 2011 10:33:22

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Ronnie är sin mors ögonsten. I hennes ögon kan han inte göra några fel och han har blivit väldigt duktig på att gömma sitt rätta jag bakom en lydig och leende fasad.

Susan har utåt sett ett perfekt liv, hon är vacker som en dag och bor i ett stort hus i stadens rikaste kvarter. Bakom fasaden är dock inte allt som det ser ut och hennes styvfar gör hennes liv till ett rent helvete.

Vad händer när dessa två möts och deras masker faller?

En mörk och sorglig historia som bitvis fick mig att bli riktigt illa berörd.

Rupert Morgan - Let there be lite

BooksPosted by Andreas 20 Feb, 2011 12:38:01

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We get to follow a journalist, a politician, the politician's wife, a bank manager, an astronaut, and the world's richest man as they try to cope in a changing world. A world where technology is about to change everything - the trouble is that noone knows if it is for the better or the worse.

A book that had its funny moments but didn't manage to keep it up all the way.

"Infologix Abstractor was that program. It could summarize any document to the length desired, depending on the time a person could afford to devote it. At full, 100 per cent setting, it could cut almost anything down to one sentence.

Naturally some of the subleties got lost in the process. One day a college professor had tested Abstractor's capabilities to the limit by feeding it with the entire Old Testament of the Holy Book. He set the program to 100 per cent reduction and waited. Ten hours later, having examined everything the ancient texts had to offer in the way of wisdom and philosophy, the computer produced its notorious conclusion:

'Because I say so, that's why.'"

Edwin Corley - Sargasso

BooksPosted by Jenny 20 Feb, 2011 12:34:14

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Apollo 19 lands, empty, in the Sargasso Sea. What has happened to the astronauts and why do so many ships and planes go missing in the same area?

An ok book. It wasn’t a boring read, but as soon as the last page was turned the story left my mind.

Philip Pullman – His dark materials trilogy

BooksPosted by Jenny 15 Dec, 2010 20:22:47

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This is a trilogy that consists of the books “Northern lights”, “The subtle knife” and “The amber spyglass”.

The story lets us know Lyra and Will, two children that grow up in different worlds, under quite different circumstances. While Will grows up in the world that we call our own, the universe where Lyra spends her childhood years is very different in many ways.

Strange and mysterious things start to happen and windows are opened between the universes, letting the children meet.

The forces that have been set in motion are threatening to destroy the world - all the worlds; will the children be strong enough to save us all?

While this, clearly, is a story meant for children or young adults it works quite well for an older audience as well. I find the story quite refreshing and I like its non-religious undertones. It is quite unusual to see God as the bad guy.

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