oh man! This was creepy, scary, and awesome. A serial murderer traps 4 people in a house. He is either a demon or demon possessed and his House Rule is that they must kill one of their group to let the others live. There is also a little girl[an angel?] and some inbreds. It ends up being about their souls and hearts. I liked it a lot.
The Anubis Gates
An old, rich eccentric discovers certain portals in which it is possible to time jump.
Takes a group back, one gets left behind, his story. Ends up fighting a bunch of crazy egyptians who want to change history so that Egypt rises again, while doing this he becomes a little known[in the future] poet.
I had read this in highschool, so had a vague rememberance of what was going to happen, but it was still a nice surprise overall. Very enjoyable.
I am glad this was my third book by Dekker, cause it blew me away and now I have very high expectations for everything else I read. Tempered by what I’ve already read. Incredible!
One man, 3 completely distinct personalities, battling it out. A psychological take on the Trey Nature of Man[at least according to Dekker]-ourself, our sin self and our regenerated self.
I don’t agree with his conclusions, for I believe that once a man is saved, he is Regenerated, a completely new being. The flesh is not a “nature”, but an outer garment. But anyway, this was an excellent book even if I did want to kill Kevin for being such a wuss and stupid idiot throughout most of it.
young cousin grows up with rich relatives. Falls in love with second son. All other children misbehave. First cousins get married. Ugh.
Star Wars: Republic Commando
this was a fantastic book. Followed a group of specialized clone troopers [commandos]. Made them human, and revealed a lot of details about what a raw deal the clones got. Engineered to die within 20 years. Created, train, fight, die. Terrible. It was cool to read a StarWars book not centered on the Jedi, even tho Jedi were involved.
Sentenced to Prism
Alan Dean Foster
Man is hired by unscrupulous company to help exploit new world. He goes, becomes part of the world, helps bring in Prism to the Commonwealth.
I was reading it this time to answer specific questions from someone. Forced me to pay attention to much smaller details. It still held up like gold. This is a good book.
That “someone” turned out to be my future/now wife 😀