Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Year's Best Reads - Pulp/Men's Adventure

Again in no particular order...

  • Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich - This sublime historical adventure is exactly how a swashbuckling tale should read. It's sequel, The Rosetta Key, is set for April 2008.
  • The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont - Featuring real life pulp authors of yesteryear, this fictional tall tale a is pulp fan's wet dream.
  • The Blonde by Duane Swierczynski - Hi-octane, relentless non-stop energy make this SciFi mystery a head-spinning thrill ride. This guy's writing comics now for Marvel. W00t!
  • The Judas Strain by James Rollins - Rollins really hits his pulp groove in this 4th SciFi-laced Sigma Force adventure.
  • The Wheel of Darkness by Lincoln and Child - I've mostly been disappointed by the Pendergast novels since the 3rd one; but this one's a winner with our hero fighting a new supernatural threat.
  • The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell - The second book in the Saxon Chronicles sure scratches that itch I've had while waiting for George R.R. Martins, A Dance with Dragons. And it scratches better than any fantasy novel. If you're either a pagan or a Martin fan, you really ought to be reading this.

1 comment:

Robert said...

I'm taking a little break from Fantasy Book Critic for a couple of weeks so I just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!!