Friday, October 19, 2007

Extremely Liberal..Not Religious..Morally Centered..?


'The Steep Approach to Garbadale' by Iain Banks. If you enjoy stories with characters that are gritty, earthy, extremely liberal and not religious or morally centered, you may like this book. This book has not been reviewed too kindly, but I actually enjoyed it a lot. Interlaced with the business stuff is the family stuff, notably Alban's obsession with his cousin Sophie. Yes, it is a little like a soap, but I found it quite fascinating. The family story is told through narrative that jumps backwards and forwards in time. The Time-Jumping can be a little annoying at times with other books I have read but this one did not seem to bother me. I didn't find it obtrusive or confusing. Well done Mr. Banks!
'Once Bitten, Twice Shy' by Jennifer Rardin. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this novel. Rardin ads a perfect blend of humor and humility to an otherwise strong female lead character. I can't believe that this is her debut novel. With a seemingly over-abundance of vampire novels, I found this as a fun, light-hearted, supernatural, spy novel. Be sure to check below to receive your Discount Code for these two eBooks.

The Steep Approach to Garbadale (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Banks, Iain
Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair and a multi-million pound gaming business lie at the heart of Iain Banks' fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built their fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a wildly successful computer game. So successful the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the Wopulds out. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family tentacles for the last few years, thinks Spraint should be treated with suspicion - but he also has other things on his mind. What drove his mother to take her own life?
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Once Bitten, Twice Shy eBook edition by Rardin, Jennifer
I'm Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that's ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best--assassination. And I help. You could say I'm an Assistant Assassin. But then I'd have to kick your ass.Our current assignment seemed easy. Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried body.
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