My latest Sea Lion Press blog article is on one of my favorite Cold War footnotes, the Circle Trigon Aggressors.
I’ve done a lot of book blogging and reviewing even before Fuldapocalypse started, and far and away my most favorite part is finding a hidden, obscure delight of a book and thus being able to share it with the internet. Oh, I like reviewing big-name books from time to time, and they can be good.
But they’re not the most fun to review. The most fun to review are when I look for the book with the most zombie sorceress induced “Arkansas vs. the blimps” premise, find it, and then discover that it’s actually a good tale beyond it. There was Team Yankee and Tin Soldiers, the classic tank novels. There were many more good authors I found. The crowning glory of this was the Survivalist, where I took the plunge and read over two dozen books of ramping-up-crazy.
In fact, one of the biggest “problems” I have with my blog is as follows. Do I continue reading existing authors, which are harder to review for even if good (because you’ve already said what exists about it) or take a chance on unknown ones (which can be very good or very bad)? It’s ‘tough’, but it’s a good ‘problem’ to have.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my readers!
Under the experimental “three books a week” schedule, this past week I reviewed three books on Fuldapocalypse, my other blog.
Carrier: Enemies – A book with horrible fundamentals (as in, the plot involving the main antagonist is ultimately left unfinished), but which attracted my attention via an enemy bizarre even by 90s technothriller standards (Greece)
Strikemasters – A Mack Maloney treat. Maloney is not afraid to go “Prepare book for ludicrous speed”, and he can do genuine drama as well in this tale of super C-17s.
Death Watch – The final book in Jerry Ahern’s decade-plus epic soap opera that had long ceased to be post-apocalyptic in the slightest. In my opinion, primarily interesting for seeing “what does the twenty-seventh book in a prolonged series truly look like?”
I actually have a backlog of blog posts here and in Fuldapocalypse. While the latter blog has been a success, I’ve found “juggling” the time and place of posts between them in a place that feels comfortable for me to sometimes be an issue.
So starting this coming Sunday and at least continuing for the rest of February, I’m starting a formal plan of alternating days. Fuldapocalypse content will be on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Creative Corner content will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Saturday is for resting, gap-filling, or special stuff.
So, I’m basically caught up on books for now (that will change very soon). It’s a weird feeling.
I shall link to the Paperback Warrior blog I found, as it has many reviews of many old books in the genre I call “Cheap Thrillers”. As Fuldapocalypse is a similar specialty review blog, I feel like I should link and recommend it.