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2018 books: Cadaver Dog, Mists of Dawn, Gamer Fantastic

Cadaver Dog (Zombie Dog Series Book 1) by Doug Goodman
Traditional or self-published: Self-published
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

I had mistakenly thought this was a book about people who trained dogs to find dead bodies, but instead it was about people who train dogs to handle zombies. Since I have less than no interest in zombies, I abandoned this book pretty quickly (11% mark).

Oddly, a this same author write the book I reviewed/abandoned two posts ago, too. Dominion. Was bored by that book, was bored with this book. Guess the author is a miss for me.

Mists of Dawn by Chad Oliver
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

I stuck with this book for as long as I did (56%) for one reason: It was published in 1952 and oddly hardly dated at all. How cool is that? The biggest issues were around smoking -- a man invents a time machine, the only one ever made, and as he's showing it off he was smoking a pipe and blowing smoke rings at the control panel. I was just sitting here thinking "DON'T DO THAT!".

The story was not about the man who invented the time machine, but his adopted son. In the story, by accident the young man goes way far back in time (50,000 BC), where he meets the humans of that time. Unfortunately the modern man ("modern", from 1950s...) was way too perfect and good at living in that time, so I lost interest in the story.

Isn't it odd that books aren't written about time machines anymore? Nowadays, when people go back in time, it's a rift in dimensions or something...

Gamer Fantastic edited by Martin H. Greenberg
Rating: Liked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

Rarely, by mistake I get two copies of the same book on my Kindle. I had read this collection of short stories last year (reviewed here), but since I had liked the first story so much, I read it again and then stopped (12% point).

Partial book credits:
Point reached in these books: 11% + 56% + 12% = 26%
Previous abandoned book total: 1,392%
New total: 1,471% (14 books!)

Currently reading: Not a Drop to Drink, which I'm seriously meh about. If it doesn't hook me tonight, I'll move on to something else.
Tags: 2018 books, book review, book: cadaver dog, book: gamer fantastic, book: mists of dawn
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