Catherine Milkowski

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Smashwords book reviews by Catherine Milkowski

  • Nightmares From Eberus - A Speculative Fiction Collection on Sep. 02, 2010
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    Not usually being one for picking up short stories I can honestly say this is one of the reasons why. Most of these are rather boring and / or cliche. Others have a few things that got them positive votes. 'Continuum Force - The New Guy' had a typo on the first page and thus set the quality of the first two stories. 'Serial' was interesting, despite being obvious anti-twilight, and would make a decent mystery novel. 'Gator Country' was tacky and predictable, as was 'Reality'. 'Shockers' would have given me nightmares if it where a movie. 'Lucifer's Lament' was ... interesting. It appealed to my experience that various religions tend to be rather similar and no one religion (or history) is perfect. I wouldn't mind reading a full novel length version. 'Killing Osama' had some interesting language but was otherwise boring. 'Until the End of Time' made for a good laugh. 'Rise of the Ancients - Alulim', well, if I can find a copy I may decide to read the series it's based on. Overall, the writing could definitely been better but the ideas where entertaining.
  • Scriber on Oct. 18, 2011
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    If this is a first novel then I'm a purple monkey. Scriber is a wonderful mix women warriors, patriarchal society, spirits, history and and emotional turmoil that really draws you in. You'll mock Dennon's faults, growl with Sylla's territorialness, love Wynne's innocence and cheer Bryndine's stoicism. The story twists just the right amount to keep you thinking and enjoying, while the action is neither over-bearing in epic or boredom. Overall, this is the BEST novel I've gotten off the Member Giveaways. Read it.
  • Scriber on Oct. 18, 2011

    If this is a first novel then I'm a purple monkey. Scriber is a wonderful mix women warriors, patriarchal society, spirits, history and and emotional turmoil that really draws you in. You'll mock Dennon's faults, growl with Sylla's territorialness, love Wynne's innocence and cheer Bryndine's stoicism. The story twists just the right amount to keep you thinking and enjoying, while the action is neither over-bearing in epic or boredom. Overall, this is the BEST novel I've gotten off the Member Giveaways. Read it.