Feb 02

Review: PageBurner

Title: PageBurner
Author: Jason Z. Christie 
Publisher: Self  
Release Date: December 11th 2011 
Size: 438 KB
Source: Exchange for honest review

Paige Burner is the hottest L.A. murder detective imaginable, but she’s so alone. Her only friends are her weed and her Hello Kitty vibrator. Along comes Jean Simons, who wants to create a virus to destroy the authoritarian element of society… and kill Charles Manson.

My Thoughts

Pageburner switches between the lives of Paige Burner, an intelligent (though drug using) homicide detective, and Jean Simons, Genetic PHD and mentally deranged man. 

I struggled with how to review this book as it is an excellently written, complex journey through the questions of morality, bio-warfare, and drug use. I have serious issues with the extent and derangements of the drug usage and the illness (mental and bio) that it brings.  In the end I think Jean, Paige and Maxxy make a great unit but fear for the world they inhabit!

I had a lot of trouble liking either of the main characters because of their part in the mass murder but… and this is a big one, the story is engaging and you find yourself page after page, riveted, waiting to find out what happens next. I loved it!

Jason is a crazy, thoughtful new Indy author that shows a unique perception and application of morality in his constructed world. I give PageBurner 3 1/2 stars only because of the blasé attitude of drug use (yes it’s a personal bias but heh). Over all the story is a 4 for enjoyment and writing. I loved the story and look forward to reading more from him in the future and happily recommend this to any that love a psychological mystery as it definitely makes the lines blur and the brain twitch.


My Rating

About the Author

Jason Z. Christie is probably best known as High-C, the nerdcore rapper. In deathcore act Gortician, he was known as Jason Gortician. He is also principal lyricist and drummer for the thrash act Festering Sore.

In the BeOS scene, he was known as Sandwich Boy.

As an academic researcher, he is credited with inventing electronic LSD and virtual theater.

Some of his more influential websites included BeDoper, the Death Metal Music Association and Reptilian Watch. He also published some of the first nerdcore hip-hop websites, and released a series of nerdcore hip-hop compilation CDs.

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Mistress Anya

About the author

Mistress Anya

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages 0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters and a life-long reader. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.


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