Monthly Archives: January 2017

A Piece of Justice – Jill Paton Walsh

In response to him reading my last post and being somewhat smug, I am dedicating this ‘blog post to my flatmate. I dislike him intensely. He is a terrible person. No thanks should ever be accorded to him in any … Continue reading

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The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien

And concluding my ever-surprising Lord of the Rings reread, a final surprise: The Return of the King is my favourite book of the three, by simultaneously a clear and rather close margin, actually. For the first half of the book, it is far … Continue reading

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The Wyndham Case – Jill Paton Walsh

I’ve not been very well the last few days, so I decided to read something comforting and cheering… so of course what does one pick but “murders”? I do find detective fiction very relaxing though, it has to be said. … Continue reading

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Sex Criminals Volume Two: Two Worlds, One Cop – Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky

IT ENDED ON A CLIFFHANGER, THE BASTARDS. Ahem. So I continue to really enjoy Sex Criminals. I still don’t love it, I think… but I’m definitely invested in the story and the characters. I definitely care what happens to everyone and … Continue reading

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The Song of Troy – Colleen McCullough

Minor warning here, it’s a novel set during the Iliad. I have a lot of opinions about it. This post is going to run long. I’m very sorry. I’d had one of McCullough’s books – First Man in Rome – on my shelf for years … Continue reading

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The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry

When I started this ‘blog, I could divide my reading almost entirely into two, neat piles: SFF and degree-related. There was the occasional blip, maybe a Holmes book or something, but I was essentially a one-track reader when it came … Continue reading

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The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu

First book of 2017! And, boding well for times ahead, one causing a lot of interesting discussion… so I’m going to struggle to keep this around the 1000 word rough estimate I aim for, but I shall do my best. … Continue reading

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