Bookburners: The Complete Season 1

Bookburners The Complete Season The critically acclaimed urban fantasy about a secret team of agents that hunts down dangerous books containing deadly magic previously released serially online by Serial Box now available in print f

  • Title: Bookburners: The Complete Season 1
  • Author: Max Gladstone Margaret Dunlap Mur Lafferty Brian Francis Slattery
  • ISBN: 9781481485579
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The critically acclaimed urban fantasy about a secret team of agents that hunts down dangerous books containing deadly magic previously released serially online by Serial Box, now available in print for the first time Magic is real, and hungry It s trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back Detective Sal Brooks is a surviThe critically acclaimed urban fantasy about a secret team of agents that hunts down dangerous books containing deadly magic previously released serially online by Serial Box, now available in print for the first time Magic is real, and hungry It s trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor She joins a Vatican backed black ops anti magic squad Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum and together they stand between humanity and the magical apocalypse Some call them the Bookburners They don t like the label.Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in a fast paced, kickass character driven novel previously published serially at SerialBox Serials Bookburners chock full of magic, mystery, and mayhem, written collaboratively by a team of some of the best writers working in fantasy.

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    1. Book Burners is an urban fantasy series about a five-person team that works to recover dangerous magical artifacts and lock them away beneath the Vatican. The brainchild of Max Gladstone, author of the fabulous Craft series, it is one of the main titles for Serial Box, an online publisher/distributor that "brings everything that’s awesome about TV (easily digestible episodes, team written, new content every week) to what was already cool about books," selling the weekly installments for a smal [...]

    2. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/02/02/Bookburners initially landed on my radar around a year and a half ago when it was first announced as the launching project by Serial Box, a publisher with an ambitious new idea to deliver their stories in a weekly serialized medium. The plan was that “Season One” will be a 16-episode run, written by a team of authors made up of Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and Brian Francis Slattery. Though at the time I was only fam [...]

    3. Bookburners The Complete Season One Bookburners is a serial about a detective named Sal Brooks who joins a secret Vatican Black-Ops Squad after her brother gets possessed by demons after handling an ancient text that houses dark magic and demons. The squad is tasked with retrieving these books and securing them in their archives before more demons are spread through the world. I wasn't sure what to expect going in to this but I knew the serial was about books so I couldn't pass it up. I'm glad [...]

    4. I have to say that I really enjoyed this HUGE 800-page book, written in serial form, with 16 50-page episodes. 4.5 stars. And I have to say it rates up there with the classic of this genre, Stephen King's The Green Mile.The basic premise is a team of five people from different backgrounds are part of a Vatican team dedicated to fighting demons and capturing dangerous books to be kept safe in the Vatican library. The main character, Sally (Sal) Brooks is a NYC cop, who meets the team when they co [...]

    5. I'm a sucker for stories about secret histories and secret worlds hiding behind our mundane reality, so this was right in my wheelhouse. This tome about magic books and the Vatican team tasked to retrieve them is great fun from start to finish.The fact that this was written by four different authors each taking turns in serial format and yet it hangs together in terms of tone and style is a kind of magic all its own. After a while I could kind of see slightly different styles here and there (Laf [...]

    6. 4.5/5 STARS“‘How bad can it be? I’ve never seen a demon attack on the news.’‘People disappear all the time. All over the world…Lost legions. Lost cities. Have you ever heard of the town of Colebridge, New York?’‘No.’‘Exactly.’”About: NYPD detective Sally Brooks walks into her apartment one day to find that her techie younger brother, Perry, has come for a surprise visit—needing her help, as usual. This time Perry’s brought a strange book with him, the source of his la [...]

    7. Well, that was fun. This was originally written as a weekly serial and laid out as if it were a television show, albeit written in traditional story format rather than as a script. Four authors undertook to write 16 "episodes" comprised of 5-6 chapters per episode, with each author writing their own episodes. You'd think the result would make for a jarring transition of writing styles when moving from one author's episode to another's but it really didn't. It all flowed rather well. The story de [...]

    8. 3.5-4ish. This really gains its momentum about halfway through, though most of the episodes are a lot of fun. I can only imagine season two will be even better and really build on what they've already established. Full video review: youtube/watch?v=ouS8e

    9. This book is loooooong, but if you're into action-packed dark fantasy it's worth your time. It was originally written serially and released with a subscription box, so the story is broken up into easily digestible bits that are easy to remember if you want to take a little break in between, so if you find a physical copy of this book don't let it intimidate you. It's not as big and scary as it looks.As for the story, it's kind of like those Librarian movies with Noah Wyle, or National Treasure. [...]

    10. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The Bookburners series was originally published online as a serial to which you can subscribe. They are now on Season 2. Each serial is written by one of four co-writers, and I guess the concept is kind of like a TV show with different writers.While Bookburners is certainly a catchy title, it's a bit misleading when you think about how you normally perceive something like destroying a book. It turns out that there ar [...]

    11. I listened to the original audio from SerialBox for this. I have a pretty bad record with audiobooks, but this worked really well for me! I really enjoyed the narration from Xe Sands. I thought she did a really great job with conveying emotion through the season, and I truly enjoyed listening to her, which is not something I can always say about the audiobooks I've listened to before. I will say, I picked this as an attempt to try out Max Gladstone, only to find out that the majority of it is ac [...]

    12. Sal Brooks is a Manhattan cop, used to all sorts of trouble, especially when it comes from her younger brother, Perry. So when he comes to her door late one night under suspicious circumstances, Sal knows he's done something stupid. Unfortunately, it's not the usual trouble she's grown accustomed to; Perry has become possessed by a demon called the Hand and disappears. Right on Perry's heels are the Bookburners, a motley group consisting of a priest named Menchu, a hacker named Liam, and an almo [...]

    13. This is the equivalent of a season of television in book form. See my review at sfrevu/php/Review-id.p

    14. Bookburners is a new story from Serial Box, a service that aims to bring the serial story into the 21st century. Thus Bookburners is really a collection of sixteen “episodes,” each with its own plot arc, akin to a TV series.Sal Brooks is an ordinary New York City detective with a younger brother who dabbles in the occult. When her brother gets in over his head, Sal is drawn into the world of the supernatural. She soon joins the Bookburners – a secret Vatican team that acquires and locks do [...]

    15. I think I'm done with this one for now. I saw Max Gladstone was involved in this one, so I figured I'd check it out, but the format just isn't working for me. It's a series of sixteen novellas written by four different people, and while none of them have been bad, and I feel like they manage to keep the tone fairly consistent, and the characters are somewhat interesting, I feel like the overall quality has degenerated a bit and the episodic TV show-esque aspect of it is just making me feel bored [...]

    16. This is a fun read - a squad fighting magic by confiscating the books that let the monsters out. My rating 4.25.This book tells the tales of a squad known as the Bookburners. Thank goodness they don’t really burn books – well at least Team 3 doesn’t. They capture the magical books that allow monsters, usually evil and harmful, out to hurt the world.The reader first meets Detective Sal Brooks when her brother shows up at her home with a strange book. The next thing Sal knows people are knoc [...]

    17. I cannot say if Bookburners was the best book I've read this year, but it was definitely the most no-holds-barried fun I've had reading this year, and that's saying something. The "episodic" format, adapted from the audio, makes it highly readable (and also good as something you can sit down, read part of, and then come back to later) and the 800 pages go by MUCH faster than you'd expect. The premise: police officer Sal gets recruited by Vatican-sponsored anti-magic team after her brother is pos [...]

    18. This is a serial book - that is, 16 episodes strung together like a season of TV shows, each episode written by one of the 4 authors. One of the reasons I picked it up was because I had read one of Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence novels and enjoyed it. Anyway, it appears that I'm not really a huge fan of the serial experience. It's not my preferred style of book. I just find it tends to go on for too long, maybe. Or maybe it's the pacing that I'm not fond of. I'm not bright enough to figure out t [...]

    19. I first learned about Bookburners and the modern concept of the serial novel through a blog post at Speculative Chic. I was intrigued by both the format and the story premise, so downloaded the first season on my Kindle. It languished for a while, as most things on my Kindle do, until my most recent trip out of town. I read fairly fast, so it was actually odd to spend so much of my trip on a single book. I worried that I'd be inclined to break up the 16 episodic installments with other reading [...]

    20. I picked up Bookburners because I needed a huge paperback, and I was kind of intrigued by the format - the series is released serially as episodes contained in a season. As such, it was a bit like reading a TV show, but as I enjoy TV, I didn't find that to be a bad thing at all. I actually really like the format because it allowed me to read and episode or 2, and then put the book down and not return to it for a few weeks (because OTHER BOOKS) and be fine picking right up where you left off.The [...]

    21. Full disclosure: I received this book for free as a sweepstakes prize from tor.Right there on the copyright page: "Originally published in e-serial format online."This book is the story of an American cop (Sal) whose brother gets possessed by a demon, who then finds herself rushed into the shadowy world of the Vatican's demon response unit. Does that sound like the one sentence summary of a TV show? It should. Because this book is actually a collection of 16 episodes of an online series. And you [...]

    22. A good book, or series of books. The author's that worked on this project obviously had a lot of fun. You could sort of tell you were reading a different author's work from section to section. I did enjoy it for the Lost part. There were characters and events I wished we could have expanded on more but maybe that'll come up later. It does end in a sort of "to be continued" method. I wouldn't say this is a life altering story. It does have some great quote which I'll probably go back and find to [...]

    23. There's nothing wrong with this series, per se, but it isrivative. And not really mold-breaking.Listen, how many times have you heard this story before?A no-nonsense cop (or sometimes, soldier) gets accidentally involved in supernatural (demonic) shenanigans because of a family member (or team member), learning about a supernatural team of protectors in the process. Unfortunately, their precinct doesn't believe them/evidence for supernatural shenanigans is thin on the ground, so the cop goes and [...]

    24. Reading a book designed to be episodic, like television, was an interesting experience. I had a lot of frustration in the early-middle about the enclosed monster-of-the-week nature of the sections, and the interruptions that put in the way of the smooth development of character stuff. But the broader plot arcs started to show themselves before long, and all in all I'm pretty satisfied.Overall, this is not quiiiiite my thing - urban fantasy heavy on the horror, and in a biblical/demonic direction [...]

    25. This is essentially Buffy in book form.If you loved Buffy, you might like it. Zany villains and choreographed fight sequences abound.Unfortunately, while I think the format (a bunch of novellas, each with its own villain and arc, so that the entire book is like a season of a TV show) is interesting, and while I love Max Gladstone, the weaknesses of the Buffy formula were also apparent. So much interpersonal melodrama for no particularly good reason. Some really grating dialogue. And a premise th [...]

    26. Season 1 of Bookburners! I will definitely tune in for season 2. Modeled much like a on-going serial tv show with the four writers rotating duties with novella length episodes of the team of Vatican employed misfits tracking down evil books that allow demons into the modern world.Light and fun, very addictive reading. I don't like giant books but this felt like I was mainlining a Netflix season. A bit monster of the week in the intial episodes which would have been helped by more character work. [...]

    27. Great Story, Poor TitlePassed by this book numerous times because the title just gave me the shivers. What good could come from a crime as heinous as book burning? I love Max Gladstone's stories, so I finally read the plot synopsis. Needless to say, few books were burned in this tale. These four authors do a fine job of telling a tale about The secret Vatican Special Archives, where teams are tasked with putting down magic, hiding it from the public and locking any tangible evidence away. Of cou [...]

    28. This was originally published in serialized form, which is an idea I like quite a bitbut for now, it's easier for me to read the collected edition. Max Gladstone is joined by Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap and the group takes turns with the different chapters. Actually, episodes might be a better word for it, as this series resembles a TV show where each chapter is its own thing, but also works as an ongoing story. At the end of the season, it all comes together. Anywa [...]

    29. Although the length of this book may seem daunting, it actually goes quite quick based on the font used and the space of the margins on the pages. That being said, this science fiction novel had an interesting concept, but I did feel as though some areas were rambling where there could have been more action. Also, I couldn't guess the ending, which was a total shocker and I'm wondering if there is going to be a sequel?! I did enjoy the flow of different writers in this novel as well because it m [...]

    30. Couldn't put it down. It's like the TV show The Warehouse grew up and got real. Sort of. But better. I don't think I could have stood the suspense of reading these episodically. I stumbled across the big fat book in the library and was caught by the names Max Gladstone and Mur Lafferty. The intertwining stories are well done, and the plot winds through and around the characters like well-written symphony. The characters take on life far beyond any trope, and the writers have the decency to sprin [...]

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