Over the last couple years I have been intermittently reading this series, and last month I finished the fifth and final book of the collection. The series deals with a group of supernaturals familiar to all of us. It’s got vampires, shapeshifters, ghosts, and even ninja-like warriors. Some of my favorite characters in the novels are faeries. It was a fun read that I am happy to bring you my review of.
Have you figured out that Lilith has got a lot of time on her hands yet? Yup, recovering from surgery means I have a lot of extra time to watch incredible movies and TV shows, read wonderful novels, and write to all you slobbering geek fans. It’s the way the world would be in a different time and a different place. So in less than a week since my last suggestion to you, today I bring you an evil book review that I have very much come to enjoy and hope you will too. The Deadtown series by Nancy Holzner, featuring Victory Vaughan, are a kick-ass way to spend your down time, especially if you are looking for a strong female role model to whip some serious supernatural butt. Unlike last week’s post, I will warn you that this week’s post will have some spoilers. Continue on at your own risk!
It has seriously been far too long. Welcome back you bastards to another edition of your personal favorite look into some of the most vile, evil and lovable villains that capture your black hearts. I, and I haven’t done this enough recently, am Arthur Harkness, and I am bringing with me today a man of many jobs and deals. The King of Hell himself, Crowley; as played by Mark Sheppard, or Canton Everett Motherfucking Delaware III.
I bet you thought you were only getting one from me this week. Well guess again. Welcome you heathens to a round of me doing something I do not do regularly; admit that I was wrong. One of the hardest and most painful things to do is admit that you were wrong when you clearly thought you weren’t. Nobody likes to see that “Told you so” face, especially me. Usually I just tend to smash in the face of the one giving it to me, but sometimes I just can’t. So, in regards to me admitting I am wrong, it comes time to fess up and face what I was so wrong about. We all have to someday, and that tme is nigh for your boy, Arthur.
I tend to form opinions on certain things without giving it a proper shot. Less so today than in the past, but I still have my old habits occasionally. I have compiled a modest list of certain things that I had deemed complete bullshit a while ago but now have a certain, shall we say obsession with. I won’t bog you all down with each and every one, but I will give you some of the more major/popular ones. And once again, just so we are all aware, it pains me to admit that I have buried these works at one point in my life. Here we go.
- Harry Potter
Hey there, Evil Geeks…. although I guess this time out it might be more accurate to say “Eh there, Evil Geeks”. Have you ever found yourself watching one of your favorite TV shows, only to find yourself wondering where the show was actually shot? The cities you see week in and week out on your television look SUPER familiar, but for some reason you can’t figure out exactly where the actors are. It looks like your average American city, but it’s too urban and compact to be Los Angeles. It doesn’t have the wholesome Midwestern feel of Chicago. It’s too clean to be New York. Atlanta? Nope, not enough strippers. Dallas? Not enough pick up trucks with gun racks on the road. The deja vu sweeps over you as you know you’ve seen this place before. We’re you dragged there on vacation as a kid? Were you forced to visit an aged aunt there at some point? Stuck for a few hours on a layover? You’ve seen it before, but WHERE!?!?!?! Well thanks to our friends over at Fortress Geek, you’re days of befuddlement are over! You’ve definitely seen that city somewhere before and chances are it was on TV. What could this magical, holy land of TV production possibly be? Chances are, it’s Vancouver, British Columbia!
Greetings evil book nerds, I know there are a lot of you out there following this site. While I whole-heartedly enjoy being immersed in a great TV show or movie, I am a true book nerd at heart. And so I was glad that I was given the first couple books in The Southern Vampire Mysteries to enjoy, by author Charlaine Harris, before being corrupted by its remake on True Blood. This series, which I like to call “The Sookie Stackhouse Series”, is a 13 novel series following the life and adventures of Ms. Sookie Stackhouse, telepath and barmaid extraordinaire. The stories follow Sookie as she finds herself enveloped in the supernatural world of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Over the last couple years I have read all the novels. Last week I closed the final book with a heavy-heart, as Sookie is a woman who I have really enjoyed spending an incredible amount of page-turning time with these last few years. Today I am going to bring you some highlights and an overview of the series, hoping that Anna Paquin hasn’t already ruined Sookie’s image for everyone. Disclaimer: minor spoilers to follow.