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Dan Abnett: Horus rising : the seeds of heresy are sown (2006) 3 stars

Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man has stretched out …

Somehow even worse than I expected

2 stars

It's slow, weirdly paced and feels like a 1998 video game, both in its odd way of throwing the reader between scenes ("and now they're at a different planet! doing something else!) and in the stilted dialogue and the attempts at being Deep in a way that will appeal to a 14 year old boy.

Could use some editing but still fun

4 stars

Natasha Pulley essentially writes PG-13 Sherlock/Watson slash fic reskinned through what I guess is her current Wikipedia rabbit hole, and I think that’s beautiful. Bonus points for reasonably believable villains and some nice trope subversion. Minus points for the loosest editing I’ve seen in a book, including “I’ll just put the extra extra mostly unrelated exposition in footnotes who can stop me”. An editor. The answer is an editor.

David Kushner: Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (2004) 4 stars

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture is a …

Oh god. This book would have felt almost like ironically male chauvinistic if it had come out 20 years ago. I’m sorry but the current retro everything trend doesn’t mean we must pine for the days when men were babies and behaved like shit.

Update: haha it came out 20 years ago.