Author Archives: H.P.

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction).

Review of The Walking Dead Vol. 31 by Robert Kirkman

A long-term comics story requires a certain ebb and flow.  Not every volume of The Walking Dead can have massive set pieces.  Nor would we want it to.  And the comics do a much better job than the show at … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: Season 2 Review

My great rewatch in anticipation of the final season of Game of Thrones continues!  On to season 2! Season 2 surely falls the farthest short of its source material.  Books 4 and 5 are markedly weaker than the first three.  … Continue reading

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Titanshade is a Meaty, Inventive Fantasy Noir

For a book set in a wildly inventive fantasy world, Titanshade feels damn real.  And not just because they have 8-track players.  Most of the characters fit into well-worn roles—jaded veteran cop, earnest rookie cop, angry police captain, dirty ex-cop, … Continue reading

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2019 Bookish Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions—who needs them!  They mostly deal with boring stuff like diet and exercise.  I only want to talk about books.  So bookish resolutions.  Those are still cool.  So cool they are still worth making in March. I made … Continue reading

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February 2019 Month-in-Review

Man, it really felt like February flew by.  Like it doesn’t have as many days as every other month or something.  And it shows! After 21 posts in January, I managed to limit myself to 15 posts in February (a … Continue reading

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Wyrd and Wonder: calling all fantasy fans

Last May, an intrepid band of like-minded bloggers and book lovers devoted themselves to all things fantasy. Lisa, Jorie and I will be heading out in search of dragons, magic and Faerie again this year. Will you join us for…

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Game of Thrones: Season 1 Review

As of Wednesday, February 6 there were 67 days left before the first episode of the last season of Game of Thrones airs.  There are 67 episodes of Game of Thrones for now, with just another six episodes left in … Continue reading

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