Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – N. K. Jemisin

It’s rare that I read a book I would consider actually bad. Not trash – I read trash all the time – since that often knows exactly what it is, and is very very good at being trash. There can … Continue reading

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Ancillary Mercy – Ann Leckie

And so to the final installment of the Ancillary series, and the first of the books I’m reading actually to be nominated for a Hugo (more on that in a few posts). I actually finished this over a week ago, but have … Continue reading

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Bone Song – John Meaney

I had time to kill waiting for Ancillary Mercy to arrive, and I didn’t fancy another graphic novel or Mothstorm* immediately, so I dipped into my not-large-enough stash of books for something I’d not read in a long time, but had favourable memories … Continue reading

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Starcross – Philip Reeve

No sooner had I completed Larklight than I had the sequel thrust upon me (oh no, such a shame, how will I cope…?). I then proceeded to read it immediately which, as is often the case, turned out to be an … Continue reading

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A Darker Shade of Magic – V. E. Schwab

I read this first about a year ago, meaning to ‘blog about it, but I was intending to discuss it with some people who were also planning to read it, and so thought I should withhold until they’d finished. Well, … Continue reading

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Larklight – Philip Reeve

And we return to the world of books-of-words, with a jolly exciting tale of a boy’s romping adventure through space, saving the whole bally Empire while he’s at it. What larks! Sorry. But that is sort of how Larklight is written. … Continue reading

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Saga vol. 1 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I really need to stop reading comics. They’re REALLY hard to review. Or I guess I need to get better at reviewing, which would need practice, so I should read more comics… I like this logic better. Saga is different from … Continue reading

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