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I've been writing since I could first hold a pencil, and by all accounts I didn't limit myself to paper. Walls, tablecloths and the occasional sibling were all fair game, and it shouldn't be surprising to learn that markers were banned in my home with all due haste. Although I now content myself with inconveniencing electrons, the desire to bring the stories in my mind to life hasn't waned. In my spare time, I read, putter in the kitchen, and relax on my terrace or at the lake, weather permitting, with my corgi who strives to be part muse, part food disposal. I'm also addicted to coffee and have a close relationship with my Keurig.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Emperor's New Clothes: An Interstellar Heist (Royce Ree 1-5)The Emperor's New Clothes: An Interstellar Heist by Aldous Mercer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adored this book, and I have to second another reviewer's comment comparing it to Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat series. It's full of deft humor, completely ludicrous situations, and a really sweet love story between Royce Ree and his ex-husband, the very aristocratic Les'Anther Dai-Sarn.

The supporting cast of characters is as well done as the protagonists, and while the entire mission becomes a dark comedy of error after error, there is a perfect charm in the relationship between Royce and Les that makes it seem entirely reasonable.

I'll be looking for more of this series.

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