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Saturday, September 19, 2009

FBC Index of Capsule Reviews and Un-Reviews

INTRODUCTION: For various reasons - mostly time/energy, but sometimes just timing, there are a lot of books that we read here at FBC but we do not get to fully review, so occasionally we do capsule reviews and even un-reviews that add value but are too brief to include in the Review Index.

Until now we included the permanent links to these posts in the Contributors Essays Index, but now that we have already 17 such mini-reviews with quite a few more to come, we decided to have a dedicated Index for them. Note that in our Essays we also have more capsule reviews but those are generally part of a thematic discussion (e.g. the novels of the Troy Trilogy by David and Stella Gemmell) so they will remain linked from the Essay Index.

The Index will have the posts in chronological order and we start with 17 capsules in 6 posts.

Current number is 35 capsules and 12 posts.

12. Five Capsule Reviews - October 2010 - Liviu Suciu

"East and West" by Harry Turtledove
"The Black Lung Captain" by Chris Wooding
"The Quantum Thief" by Hannu Rajaniemi
"The Horns of Ruin" by Tim Akers
"In the Shadow of Swords' by Val Gunn

11. Two Capsule Reviews - October 2010 - Cindy Hannikman

"The Crowfield Curse" by Pat Walsh
"No Such Thing As Dragons" by Philip Reeve

10 Two Mini-reviews and One Unreview - April 2010 Liviu Suciu

The Juggler by Sebastian Beaumont
Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes
The Hittite by Ben Bova

9. Capsule Review: Children's Books that took place in Scotland

Grey Ghost: Book One in The Wolf's Apprentice series by Julie Hahnke ill. by Marcia Christensen
The Case of the Purloined Professor: Tails of Frederick and Ishbu by Judy Cox

8. Capsule Reviews for books about Vampires and other Mystical Creatures - Oct 09 by Cindy Hannikman

A Practical Guide to Vampires by Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer
An Illustrated Guide to Mystical Creatures; Illustrations by David West; Text by Anita Ganeri
The Vampire is Just Not That Into You by Vlad Mezrich

7. Three Capsule Reviews 4 - Sept 09 by Liviu Suciu

Blood of Elves by Andrew Sapkowski
Prophets by S. Andrew Swann
Gladiatrix by Russell Whitfield


6. Young Reader Capsule Review 1 - Sept 09 by Cindy Hannikman

The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail by Michael Spradlin
The Dragons of Wayward Crescent: Gruffen by Chris D'Lacey
World's End: Book Three in the Phoenix Rising Trilogy by Erica Verrillo


5. Three Capsule Reviews 3 - June 09 by Liviu Suciu

"The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters

"Hand of Isis" by Jo Graham
"Far North" by Marcel Theroux


4. Two Capsule Reviews - June 09 by Robert Thompson

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

"The Price of Spring" by Daniel Abraham


3. Three Capsule Reviews 2 - June 09 by Liviu Suciu

In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield

Green by Jay Lake

Orphan's Triumph by Robert Buettner


2. Three Capsule Reviews - June 09 by Liviu Suciu

The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell

Wonderful World by Javier Calvo

The Stalin Epigram by Robert Littell


1. Three Un-reviews - May 09 by Liviu Suciu

The Ingenious Edgar Jones by Elizabeth Garner

The Honor of the Clan by Julie Cochrane and John Ringo

The Third Sign by Gregory Wilson


Harry Markov said...

You actually read more than you can review. Impressive and mind-boggling.

Liviu said...

I would love to even capsule review all that I read and sometimes I am quite frustrated I just do not have the energy to do it - I keep my log and many mini-reviews or at least short paragraphs about everything I read on Goodreads, while here I tend to review the best I read and the notable books that were highly awaited by me but I liked less than expected...


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