Saturday, April 13, 2019

Review: "The Somniscient" and "Dead Man's Hand"

Two short reviews for books by Richard Levesque

The SomniscientThe Somniscient by Richard Levesque
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Richard Levesque has created another vivid world extrapolating technology advances. Don't let the tech talk scare you off. This is a very readable and entertaining book. It is also ripe for being the first in a series. The world of creating and selling dreams, which can only be redeemed by earning Zees just so you can sleep is weird, creepy, and inventive.

Why 4 stars? Because I'm like that. Where others smack 5 stars up (sometimes for crappy books), I dole out stars like they're as precious as Zees. This one comes close to getting the 5th star. How about 4.99 stars just to keep Mr. Levesque on his writing toes.

Dead Man's HandDead Man's Hand by Richard Levesque
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Dead Man's Hand is a fun, short paranormal. I'm glad it's a series since Ace Stubble, a lawyer "Representing the Undead and Paranormal Communities," is a Sam Spade type with a big helping of Dresden on the side.

The various troubles of the non-human (or human with talents) populace almost make Ace one of the undead himself. But, being the sharp shyster he is, Ace Stubble can usually pull off a miracle even if it's by accident.

I liked the concept, the writing, and Ace Stubble enough to want to read more.

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