February 20th, 2011

El Corazon

24. Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: Stories of Sex, Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll and Murder

Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: Stories of Sex, Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll and Murder
by Mike Sager

Started: February 10, 2011
Finished: February 20, 2011

This is a collection of features that Sager wrote for various magazines from the late 80s through the late 90s, most of which concern true crime or celebrity scandal or both. Sager is a good writer with an eye for a great story. I'd say I thoroughly enjoyed three-quarters of the stories featured here. 457 pages. Grade: A-
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Total # of books read in 2011: 24
Total # of pages read in 2011: 6,273
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Book 6 - 2011

Book 6: The Star King by Susan Grant – 358 pages

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Thoughts:
This is the first in the trilogy that Grant wrote before her Otherworldly Men series (which I read last year) and whilst this was still an enjoyable space romp (and I love me some space romping!) the inspiration for the later series was starkly obvious. The religion used as the basis for society in the Otherworldly Men universe is an evolved version of the one used in this trilogy as is the fact that the religion is used in the manner it is. Moreover, the personas of many of the characters bear striking similarties to the later series. Now working my way through this earlier series, I’m kinda glad I started reading the later series first, because I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much had I come to it after reading this series. Having said that, its still an enjoyable read. The characters are fun, there’s a good dose of spaceships shenangians, the sex scenes are strong without being pornographic and there’s minimal use of over-the-top lovey-dovey dialogue that usually haunts romantic novels. I would still definitely recommend it to other sci-fi/rom-com fans.


6 / 50 books. 12% done!


2004 / 15000 pages. 13% done!

Currently reading:
- Angelology
by Danielle Trussoni – 453 pages
- Jennifer Government
by Max Barry – 335 pages
- The Star Prince
by Susan Grant – 395 pages

And coming up:
- The Davinci Code
by Dan Brown – 593 pages
- Under the Dome
by Stephen King – 877 pages
- The Star Princess
by Susan Grant – 371 pages