History of the Niagara Falls Power Company, 1886 1918, Vol 2 of 2: Evolution of Its Central Power Station and Alternating Current System; Construction and Operation jOnce by James Herbert was than a little disappointing Yes I had read other reviews first and they were all pretty consistent about this book sucking Yet I still hoped for The synopsis sounded great and I really liked James Herbert s Haunted And from the synopsis I was hoping for something like John Connolly s The Book of Lost Things or Neil Gaiman s Stardust Faery with some horror elements My expectations were set way too highThe story initially drew me in and had me uickly turning the pages but it wasn t long before the descriptions of Faery became tedious rather than magical The horror was gross rather than creepy But I think what irritated me the most and put me off was the unnecessary sex that did absolutely nothing to further the plot 300 pages in and I no longer cared about any of the characters who lived or who diedSo if you are looking for some great dark fantasy and adult fairy tales skip this one and read instead John Connolly s The Book of Lost Things Neil Gaiman s Stardust Lord Dunsany s The King of Elfland s Daughter or any of the fairy tale collections edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling Just to name a few James Herbert OnceI don t often get the opportunity to review a book which I really didn t like At least not since college and assigned reading lists I m not beholden to others to do my reviews so I generally try to pick books which I think I ll like and I can stop reading if I don t like it Mostly though I do finish books once I start them and even on books that star off rocky I usually find something redeeming in their pagesAnd then we have Once by James Herbert I think it s usually a bad sign if ellipsis is part of the book title The cover looks promising silver fairies and foxes in entwined with thorny vines in front of what appears to be a castle and the words The International Bestseller emblazoned in red across the top Looks like a nice fantasy paper back What could go wrongI could easily go into rant mode but I want to keep this review short as I really do not want to devote any of my time to thinking about this book than I already have while reading it Mr Herbert s grasp of the fantastic is akin to a day laborers grasp of Spackle He s seen it he s touched it he can probably put up something that looks like it if you give him time and the tools but in the end it won t pass the test of time and it s a poor veneer on a holeTo say I was disappointed with the prose of this book is to put it lightly The descriptions of fairies gnomes elves and fantastical beasts that populate the periphery of the magical forest our protagonist stumbles through are so mundane and matter of fact that any sense of wonder I might have possessed was wrung out of me like a damp dish ragI haven t even touched on the plot because there isn t much of one Your generic orphan boy grows up with a mysterious past and comes back to the home he left and the vague memories of magic that he had long denied You know the trope what he might be the heir to the fortune What he might be party fairy himself You don t say skip past the completely disappointing evil witchbitch villainess and fast forward to the Once Once l’app ui vous propose des rencontres de ualit chaueour Once unit Wikipdia L'once liuide symbole fl oz est une unit de volume dont la valeur est de ml dans le systme imprial d'units et de ml dans le systme amricain d'units Once nerlandaise En nerlandais l' ons n'est pas une unit de masse officielle mais demeure souvent employe ons g Traduction once Dictionnaire anglais franais Larousse once wʌns predeterminer once a monthyear une fois par moisan once wʌns conjunction une fois ue ds ue it'll be easy once we've started une fois u'on aura commenc ce sera facile give me a call once you get there passe moi un coup de fil uand tu arrives once wʌns noun Afghani and 'AbduhAn Essay on Religious Unbelief and Political Activism in Modern Islam just this onceuste pour cette fois ci uste pour une fois Once Appli de rencontres srieuses Tchat Once c’est une app et site de rencontre gratuits ui
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Ompletely pulled out of nowhere SPOILER TIME TRAVEL Dues Ex Machina and put a bow on it This thing is doneNot recommended Really enjoyed this book Recommended The problem with Herbert is to my mind that he has always tended towards slasher fic than true horror Oh and the porn Dear gods The porn I mean I liked him when I was a teenager and still thought that Iron Maiden s Eddie was ITS NOT YOUR FAULT just the coolest thing ever but as I grew older I came to realise that a chainsaw wielding maniac and some explicit passages about blowobs do not a horrifying story make Once declared itself to be a fairy story of sorts I don t know how it came to be on my shelf but I knew I hadn t read it so I thought what the hellEither it was ghost written or my inner grammar goblin has grown hungrier as I ve aged Spelling mistakes Grammar mistakes Punctuation mistakes uotation marks missing in the strangest places It was almost as if it had been written by Stewie from Family Guy with occasional help from uagmireLanguage issues aside I m sure that the explicit sex in Herbert s earlier work wasn t so well gratuitous I don t need 4 pages of our hero watching an undine masturbate Really Nor do I need almost an entire chapter describing how TEH EEEEBIL WITCH called a Wicca in this which I m sure will delight all the Gardnerians in the audience conducts lesbian drug rape on the physiotherapist explicit example redactedNo no and no And lest we forget the entire plot resolves around the Messiah trope played absolutely straight and by the numbers Right down to being loved by the birds and bees and dear gods he s a carpenter If that weren t enough it s explicitly stated that he is ust like JesusThe prose is shoddy the story tedious the pseudo philosophical ramblings risible To put it simply this is one of those books that acts as discouragement to the aspiring writer because you realise that the only way you ll ever be a bestselling author is to produce absolute dreck Oh gosh where to start I ll admit to being entranced by the narrative for the first third of this and I really liked it that far Therefore I so much wanted to put something that a measly one star for the book Until I remembered that the two star rating on Goodreads is defined as it was ok Which made the one star rating a so called no brainer Following the admittedly well written and alluring intro this thing descended into a cesspool of fairy tale clich s and tasteless porn My initial fantasy of finding another read worthy 80 s and 90 s horror novelist turned to ashes in a few chapters The rest of this review will contain some kind of SPOILERS so if you are serious about reading this book with no prejudice I suggest you turn to my great buddy Edward Lorn s review instead Not that he hid his spoilers either but his review will bring much entertainment and literary value than this book and it may persuade you to give it a missFollowing the good if not very fast moving first third or so we are treated
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Seems very strange I m no expert here but I did study anatomy and physiology and I don t think that is how it works or should be done And I do think the script writers of Orange is the New Black went nailed it instead of hanging their heads in shame like they probably always should Where was I Oh right bounced between that and a fairytale Now I never found a fairytale story in an adult book that actually holds upand this is no exception There are fairies and witches and goblins and gnomes and whatever children know about them but forget as they get older Humans don t sense them since they are relying on what they can see and prove and not as they should crap that is totally improbable unverifiable and without logical reason to believe in We know better The elfish world is far advanced and better and finer and prettier and way powerful than the human world But the human way of life smothers the other world because reasons And if you thought you could fix that you can t because reasons And rules And magic Still here then Well after the ping pong of explicit male oriented lesbian porn silly fairytale finally grows old the author ups the ante by switching the first story line first to some sort of SM abusive lesbian porn and then pure assault with sexual overtones while the fairy tale part turns to fairy porn The fairy porn is strange because it manages to be both explicit porn and since we suffered a big helping of insta love hearts beating as one and the cheesy like Apart from that the writing and editing gets continuously sloppier so much that I started to doubt the same author penned the first part Page 52 but there had always been something about spiders that had turned Thom s legs to elly and sent his heart racing Page 335 It wasn t as if Thom had ever been afraid of spiders or any other Oh and the spider invasion The guy s house fills up with spiders kind of scary imagery at first after what feels like a hundred pages not so much You know how you find out the number of spiders You count the legs and divide by eight You ll have plenty of time And then it happens again I can tTwo Alchemy Arts just in case anybody is still reading during the dramatic climatic events a mortally wounded man refuses to relax but must tell what s on his mind Do you know what kind incredibly dramatic music in my head that is Can youcan you guess CurtainLast one promise that was the moment when something else happened Something extraordinary Because all the other turning worst fears into physical manifestations fairies gnomes goblins murder betrayal and stuff isust same old same oldNo I won t even go into the ending Rest assured it did not redeem anythingWhat I will remember most about this book is the battle for his semen and the authors obsession with body fluids and their movement in general and oh of course the one with pubic hair the absence that is This is not a happy conclusion But I will also remember that I greatly enjoyed reading it with Edward which is always a special treat no matter the story and the marvelous if a tad smug support from friends foremost Shelby and Kelly we are waiting for your s a c r i f i c e review. 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