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Volume 2: Outlaw of Gor

Perhaps not as quickly as the first book in the series, I blew through the second volume. I guess I see how people lambaste the author with.... You know, I really don't. It takes a lot of reach to rip these two books apart. I keep waiting for the problems that supposedly drag this series through the mud. This is adventure.

We Are What We Remember -or- A Valkyrie Walks Into a Whorehouse

I'm not really sure what to say about this story.

The writing was good. It was a good deal darker than the previous ones and less redeeming.

It does bring up the issue of how much our memory affects who we are at our core and how little genetics really play a role.

In the end though, the thought that forgiveness is freedom rings true in my head and ultimately I think the story is about that singular truth.

Volume 1: Tarnsman of Gor

I picked up this book to see what all the fuss was about (re: Gorean lifestyle) to be blithely surprised.

The Chronicles of Counter-Earth Volume 1 was one of the very few books I simply could not put down. Thus I read it very quickly, falling in love with John Norman's prose. It was not only easy to read but thankfully not dumbed down. In the least, it felt unique.

I find this book to be an excellent example of old-school fantasy in the vein of Jack Vance's The Dragonmasters. A little sci-fi mixed with fantasy which some call Sword & Planet.

C4-C5K A Horse is a Horse of Course

What a fun little story. I had forgotten this one completely except the "half mast" part...

[Radeberger] Radeberger Pilsner in a 500ml Can @5% (Germany)

This German Pilsner is a clear yellow with almost no head. It has a mild barley scent.

Very sweet at first with a...

[Kronenbourg] 1664 @5% in a 500ml Can (France)

Deep yellow and clear with a bubbly but thin head. This beer overwhelms your nose with at least two distinctly different...

Old Tomorrow (India Pale Ale) in a Tall Boy Can @ 4.9% alc./vol

...Personally I'd call this The Cranky Beer....

[Sleeman] Honey Brown Lager @5.2% in a 473ml can

A relaxing Summer beer. Light and fluffy...

[Beringer] White Zinfandel (California 2014) @10%

This bright pink Rosé smells like rose petals with a hint of mixed berries.

Sickeningly sweet...

[Muskoka] Detour in a 473ml can @4.3% alc./vol. served chilled

Without trying to sound crass, I would label this "The Tasty Bitch." 

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