Sunday, October 1, 2017

Injustice Quick Reviews 2.14

Cower not, fierce reader! While it's been awhile(partly due to injury), I am still reading and finding good works for the Socially Injust. Anyway, let's take a look at these books, and read the charges!

War Demons by Russell Newquist- Mr. Newquist brings us a paranormal fantasy and faith, with a good smattering of secret military organizations, ancient evils, and hidden orders. Set in Georgia, our main character joined the Army after September 11, and was recently discharged medically. A major secondary character provides a lot of support, and takes some of the biggest action. Major crime: Catholic faith, and sharing the spotlight. 8 of 10 fell deeds.

Reptilian Wanderer by Dominika Lein- Look, if you want a crazy pulp ride, this is absolutely what you want.  Best way I can put it... Take a love story, put it in space, and then throw a Weird Tales spin on it over the course of several decades. Major crime: Nobody in their right mind would know where to shelve this. 9 of 10 fell deeds.

Strip for Murder by Max Allan Collins-  This is indeed a sequel to A Killing in Comics. This one has some intentional parallels with a feud between prominent cartoonists(with completely fictional murder), including  the Lil Abner musical and film. If you like hard boiled mystery and comics, this is a great choice. Major crime: Not dismissing their allies' crimes. 8 of 10 fell deeds

Tithe to Tartarus by John C. Wright- Look, I've said it before. If you aren't reading this series START. you won't regret it. Yes, this is book 6; Mr. Wright has set up each trilogy in the series so that the earlier series thus far are not necessary, thought they do grant insight. We'll see if this can continue. Major crime: He's JCW. He weaves myth to faith and treats it all seriously, and holds faith as virtue. 9 of 10 fell deeds.

Galaxy's Edge: Attack of Shadows by Nick Cole and Jason Anspach-  Ok, I was initially skeptical of this project. I've made no bones about being largely indifferent to its inspiration. But as this has grown, it's only gotten more and more interesting. This book tells a great story of the fall of the Republic. Major crime: Continues to be sticking it to the Mouse. 8 of 10 fell deeds.

Older and Fouler Things by Peter Nealen - Like War Demons above, this is a Paranormal Fantasy with a large amount of Catholic faith presented positively. This follows a group facing a vampire and some fae forces as they try to awaken an ancient, cthonic being. Froglike men and more conspire to help this evil. Major crime: See War Demons, above. While the stories are different, they share a lot. 7 of 10 fell deeds.

When you play Social Justice, the world loses.

No comments:

Post a Comment