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Deuces Down Wild Cards, 16 Martin, George R.R.a mosic novel with an introduction written by Walton Simons in 2002 the 15th year of Wild card series This book opens up the time line of the series, allowing stories in the four decades that encompass the stories As Walton introduces the stories he states that it is common for the writers to continually converse about characters, and upcoming story ideas One aspect that is unique in these stories focus not on the aces and jokers of the series but D [...]
This book rates a high three stars I almost wanted to give it a fourth star, but I think that s only because I love the series, and have been far too long without reading a book in this world This is a collection of unrelated short stories, all focusing on a deuce someone with a special power that isn t strong enough to be considered an ace power, but is definitely something a bit special Most deuces are otherwise normal, but as with those who have ace powers, it isn t always that simple some of [...]
If you have not read any Wild Cards books, this is not the place to start Get a copy of Wild Cards 1 If you are hooked on the series after that, follow it with Aces High and then Jokers Wild After those you can read the books in pretty much any order and have enough background to follow the stories There is some small advantage to reading them in order, but it isn t a requirement Deuces Down is a return to the original Wild Cards concept It is a collection of novellas that take place in the shar [...]
Although I liked this book, it wasn t as good as other Wild Cards I ve read Father Henry s Little Miracle was probably the best story, and best encompassed the Wild Cards feel The other stories felt like stand alone stories with quirks, rather than part of the series Four Days in October, about the Brooklyn Dodgers, was boring and only for those fans who still pine for the team The final story, With a Flourish and a Flare, was also a little boring The rest of the stories were fine, but none reac [...]
Deuces Down is the 16th book in the Wild Cards series and one of the elusive two, Death Draws Five being the other, that have been out of print for years and recently available as an e book, which is how I read mine via kindle This installment lacks the shared world plotting seen in the others and closely resembles the first Wild Cards novel in that it s an actual anthology, all stories about the deuces Like Wild Cards, Deuces Down takes us through time, but instead of 1946, we start in 1968 wi [...]
A real curate s egg good in parts I enjoyed the tale of centaur doctor Bradley Finn s youth in Hollywood and the adventures of a stand in priest for Father Squid, but too many of these stories were boring, predictable, formulaic or All three The last tale, involving an utterly unmemorable deuce and Zatanna lite Topper, was execrable Still, it was nice to see the lesser powered members of the Wild Card universe get heir turn in the sun, and I always thought Puddleman s power would be good for som [...]
This was the first book I read in the Wild Cards universe As it consists of a number of short stories only connected through the global events in the universe I didn t read it in one go but took breaks between the various stories which probably impacted my experience of it.Some of the stories were better than others, but on average they were pretty good and allowed me to enjoy them without needing to read any of the other books The universe itself is very interesting, and I ll probably check out [...]
This is the sixteenth book in the series, and the first from ibooks, the third publisher It s less of a mosaic novel and of a simple short story collection, like the first couple of volumes The focus is on deuces, rather than aces or jokers, and the settings span the entire run of the series My favorites are John Miller s baseball story, Melinda Snodgrass s Bradley Finn tale, and the Stephen Leigh story, though they were all pretty good The cover is a very attractive one by Steranko.
These are cute stories some make you think differently, some have a bit of texture For some reason this series appears in unrendered XHTML for me For some other reason, that s not a huge barrier for me, other than my cringing at strange markup styles, wasted elements, poor spacing, and, oh yeah, images I liked it but I ll be happy to take my angle bracket goggles off.
Some of the stories were good but I think because it wasn t a mosaic novel where all of the stories move towards a cohesive end it didn t really pull me in I liked a few of the stories but in the end I am glad I did not pay than three dollars for it and that it wasn t my introduction to the series as a whole.
Read some of this series when I was living in London in the early 1990 s.An odd and uneven series with each short story written by a different author.A good, dark and dirty universe, but seems not to have a strong coherent through line of story or purpose.Worth reading one book in the long and disjointed series to see if you enjoy them This is as good a place as any to start.
Like the change in focus on Deuces but the not most exciting addition to the series but when I found this book it had been several years since I had read a Wildcards book so I was excited to find this book.
Well there were three stories that were fun, relevant And that s not much especially as these books are marketed as mosaic novels, and this one doesn t come anywhere near to feel as a novel No coherent storyline, or recurring character, or at least storyteller.
These short stories are well worth the read They will make you think about discrimination and how it affects everyone.
I liked the look into the not so super powered people of the wild cards world
Meh, nothing amazing here, and only mildly entertaining.
A couple of good stories, but overall very weak The worst of the Wild Cards series thus far, by a wide margin.The interior illustrations by Truman and the cover by Steranko are quite good.
A couple of comments on my website in my monthly books I ve read summary.
I enjoyed most of the short stories in this book I also wonder what my card would be.
It s a good collection, but it s riddled with weird formatting issues and typos that would be fixed with line editing.