#Stiletto: X-Men Meets X-Files


Stiletto (The Checquy Files, #2)
By: Daniel O’Malley
My Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars
Best for: Adults

If you hate having fun while you read, let me just stop you now. You aren’t going to like this book.

For everyone else–that is, those who love the books that make you laugh, smile, and wish would never end–you’re exactly where you need to be.

First thing first: check out the original One Man Book Club review for Book 1, The Rook, right here to get caught up. You’re going to want to start there.

But then you’re going to want to get to Book 2, Siletto, as fast as you can.

The X-Men meets X-Files fun that was introduced in book 1 continues spectacularly in book 2. The Checquy is a secret arm of the British government. They’re the answer to the very many supernatural threats the world faces every day.

Wait…you don’t know about all the supernatural threats we face every day?

Of course you don’t.

You can thank the Checquy for that.

They deal with all the deadly and life-threatening slimy, oozing, and otherwise disgusting, gross, sometimes smelly, often ridiculous, and always crazy threats so we don’t have to. They’re a department of 007’s with X-Men skills…and they are very, very good at what they do.

Watch out for a variety of four-letter words throughout and plenty of slimy (and occasionally greasy) violence.

If you’re okay with that, there’s a TON of fun to be had. Personally, I can’t wait until book 3.

Adults only because of the language.

Boring people–don’t even bother.

Everyone else, jump now!

Happy Reading!

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12 responses to “#Stiletto: X-Men Meets X-Files”

  1. O’Malley can’t write these books fast enough as far as I’m concerned. This is one of the select few Urban Fantasy that I like so I’m always wanting more.
    Patience, patience, patience….

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      • I hadn’t even heard that FB post, so you’re ahead of the game as far as I’m concerned. He took his sweet time between Rook and Stiletto though, so I’m not holding my breath. I just want him to write faster, sigh…

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      • I just looked at his twitter feed. I see more about the movie/tv adapation of hte Rook than a 3rd book. I shall count on Stilleto being the last Chequy book available for the foreseeable future 😦

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      • Well, Rothfuss is a lying scumbag. At least O’Malley claimed that The Rook was supposed to be a standalone. So Stiletto and anything we else we get will be bonus.

        Rothfuss on the other hand…


      • Man, you’re the one person I haven’t ranted this too? Well, hold on 😉

        Long story short, with no documentation mind you, is that before the Kingkiller Chronicles were ever released, Rothfuss stated on his blog, unequivocally, that the entire trilogy was written and only needed to be published. He was stating this because of GRRM starting to take so long with his series AND because of the Wheel of Time.

        He has since taken that down, quibbled and then blamed “needs more editing” to explain the delay between his own books. Truth is, the final book is NOT written and probably never will be. That is opinion on my part. But Rothfuss’s claims were documented and if I cared enough, could hunt down things using the internet archive, etc.

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      • Ah yes, I think we have talk about this before. I think book three is ready to go, he’s just waiting for all his TV and movie deals to publish to capitalize on the inevitable hype. Business man first, author second. Can’t really blame him, honestly.

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