Reviewing the Pages: The Undead Pool

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Superheroes battle the living dead in this hilarious spoof on the comic book universe!

The Undead Pool is a humorous and demented origin story of former mercenary Mace Murdock, who after being subjected to an experiment from the evil clown Zarathustra that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and the hunger for human brains, adopts the alter ego The Undead Pool. Armed with his new abilities and a twisted sense of humor, he joins forces with superheroes Stable, Psychotic Menacing Schoolgirl and Tigernaut to battle Zarathustra and his zombie clown army. The comedy never ends in this science fiction and horror parody of every superhero and supervillain that comic book enthusiasts love and hate.

Well, I’m giving this more a 1.5 star rating. Let’s be honest, I didn’t like this book. I was expecting something a little…different. Not a rehash of “Deadpool” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. There’s just….not enough originality in here for me. And all of the pop-culture references. Sure, I enjoyed some of them. Especially the wrestling ones (I’m a wrestling fan after all). BUT, there’s just TOO FREAKING MANY to really get me to enjoy this read. It was far too…cluttered. Another thing that I had an issue with was with the spacing. It looked like the paragraphs were too far indented on my Kindle, and there were some weird gaps in the middle of a sentence. Now, I’m sure that there are going to be some people who would enjoy this read, but this wasn’t for me. But it very well may be just the right fit for you; if you enjoy gore-drenched parodies and the type of humor that a character like Deadpool (and subsequently, Undead Pool) provides.

There’s not much more that I want to add about this.  If you have seen both movies I listed above, then you know where the plot of this book goes.  Well, technically it’s two books.  Though, the first half does deviate quite a bit, going into some convoluted plot about killing Trump and putting his brain in a chimpanzee (then going back in time and Undead Pool eating Trump’s brain.  I’m not a Trump supporter, but seriously?).

The less I say about this read (and it’s tippie-toes), the better.

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Reading List #3

Hello everyone! Welcome to another reading list! I’ve polished off two book lists, and have successfully met my original goal of 20 books read in 2017.  So, I’ve bumped it up.  Currently sitting at 25, I have a feeling that I’m going to be bumping it up even further.  Probably to 30, or even 35.  Just so I have something to shoot for.  That being said, here’s my next list of books, in order that I will read them in, just for you to peruse.  Remember, all covers are taken from Goodreads.

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There, that should knock down some of my TBR list, right?

Yeah right.  There’s no such thing as getting rid of a TBR list.  It’s like laundry.  Everytime you think you’re done with it, there’s just another pile that springs up, ready to be done.

Did you find any book that you might like on this list? Do you have any recommendations for me to check out? Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.

Stacking the Shelves-Special Edition

Hello everyone, and welcome to a Special Edition blog! I usually don’t do a lot of these special editions, but since I acquired a lot of books, I figured I’d go ahead and do a “Stacking the Shelves” edition.  What is Stacking the Shelves, you might ask? Well, for one, it’s ran by Tynga’s Reviews, and it goes something like this:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

So, without further hesitation, let’s dive right on into my first ever haul! And remember, click on the covers to go to their Goodreads’ pages!

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Well, there’s my list of books for you.  Did you enjoy it? I eventually would love to do more, but I should probably get into the habit of actually buying books first, am I right? Anyway, thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you find something that you might want to pick up. Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.