3 Interesting April Novels


It’s been a while since we did one of these, so we decided to dive right back into the heroes, villains, prophecies and eternal struggle between good and evil……And hopefully also some less clichéd plots.

At any rate, we picked out three that seemed interesting. Some look like they’ll be good, others like they’ll be bad and some just seem like a laugh. Let’s start with the first three, shall we?


A Guide to Proper Villainy


So you want to be evil? Well, we honestly can’t blame you, but are you qualified? When you were a child, did you ever knock over the block tower you’d just built, just to watch it crumble? When you see someone standing precariously close to the edge of the stairs, is there this little voice in your head telling you to push them?

When you see a baby, do you find yourself wondering if he really, truly, needs that candy? If so, you have two options!

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The answer is always, always “No, he doesn’t.”

  1. Get help. Seriously, find a good shrink and urge him to lock you in a padded room until you no longer feel the urge to watch your fellow man weep at your feet.
  2. Sign up for our quick and easy guide to proper villainy. For just a small monthly payment we here at Mephistopheles and Co will keep you updated on how to do the wrong thing, the right way.


Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World Review



This is a strange, strange novel. Don’t get us wrong, we very much enjoyed reading it. It’s great, but that doesn’t make it any less strange. The clash between the realistic and the otherworldly enhances the mystery the book presents and it is very good at keeping you guessing right up until the end.


Inside the Game of Thrones – Three to go: Hardhome

After seven relatively quiet weeks the fifth season of Game of Thrones finally picked up steam with the first two of its final three episodes: “Hardhome” and a “Dance of Dragons”. The anticipation surrounding what had come to be known as the turning point of each Game of Thrones season, the ninth episode, had cooled somewhat following the unexpectedly bombastic eighth entry. Whereas the books kept the events at Hardhome neatly tucked away at the edge of the world, with no Point-Of-View characters to bear witness to it, the series decided to unleash the wrath of the White Walker army and its Night King in earnest. The ninth episode took an even more daring sidestep away from the books, resulting in another stomach-twisting, tear-jerking moment that will have fans talking for weeks to come. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

In de Game of Thrones – Drie te gaan: Hardhome

Na zeven relatief rustige weken pakte het vijfde seizoen dik uit voor haar achtste aflevering, namelijk “Hardhome” en de negende aflevering: “Dance of Dragons.” The torenhoge verwachtingen die de negende aflevering normaliter omringen, denk maar eens terug aan de Red Wedding en het noodlot van Eddard Stark, zijn dit jaar wellicht iets minder hooggespannen gezien de knal die de achtste aflevering maakte. Waar de boeken de gebeurtenissen in Hardhome voornamelijk buiten het bereik van de lezer hield, gooide de serie Jon Snow en wij met hem vol in de actie. De Night King en zijn White Walker leger maakte hun waarachtige terugkeer op schokkende wijs bekend, en de negende aflevering liet nog maar eens zien dat Game of Thrones geen grenzen kent als het op sterfgevallen aankomt. Lees snel verder.

3 Interesting June Novels

May is almost at an end, so we’re looking ahead to June and the novels that’ll be coming out that month. Once again we looked at the list, in so far as there is a list, and picked out three novels that we wanted to talk about. One of them’s even a sequel to one we talked about a while back.

You’ll never guess which novel it is, too.


The Last 3 Interesting May Novels!

We’re doing things a little differently this week. As we said last time, we’re having a lot of trouble finding novels to write about in May. Part of this is the fact that most novels came out in the first 2 weeks and almost nothing came out later. The other reason is that what little did come out later in May either made us gag or put us to sleep just from reading the summaries.

We figured we were better off not writing about those. So we decided to look at some of the novels that had already been released this month, but we haven’t read yet. In fact, for two of these we couldn’t even determine a release date beyond ‘sometime in May.’

At any rate, we found three that are well worth talking about once again and we hope you’ll enjoy reading. Next week we’ll be looking at June, so let’s hope next month will give us less trouble.


3 More Interesting May Novels

Jup, it’s time to look at some books coming out this month again. We’ve had some difficulty finding interesting books in the right genres. More so than last month, anyway. It just seems like less interesting novels are coming out this month and, while many came out in the last few weeks, there’s less coming out later in the month.

If we’re still struggling to find something to talk about next week, we might actually talk about the novels that came out earlier this month anyway. For now, though, we found three more that jumped out at us to talk about!


3 Interesting May Novels


April is over and May has just begun, so it’s time for us to look at some of the new novels coming out this month! We’ve done our research and picked out a few that jumped out at us. We hope you’ll find them to be interesting too!


The Last 3 Interesting April Novels

Well, there’s plenty of novels we haven’t talked about yet, but we only do one of these a week and April is drawing to a close. Next week we intend to look ahead a bit and focus on what’s coming out in May. Hopefully we’ll find plenty of interesting novels to talk about then.

For now, let’s talk about the three we picked out this time, shall we?