Monthly Archives: January 2018

Provenance – Ann Leckie

I’m both comforted and disappointed by the new Leckie book. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it. It was decent, readable, well-balanced and clever political space opera. I can get behind that. But the¬†Ancillary series is such a … Continue reading

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The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 5: Imperial Phase Part 1 – Gillen, McKelvie, Wilson, Cowles

I’m not 100% sure what keeps pulling me back to this series. I’ve said before how I’m not super in love with it, I’ve critiqued it, I’ve said how I’ve read much better comics than this… but I do keep … Continue reading

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Pantheon – Hamish Steele

Reading this book was like having a chat with a Classicist. Which sounds daft, I know, but hear me out. One of the things I loved about my Classics friends at uni (and still do, however we may not see … Continue reading

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World – Lyndall Gordon

I don’t often read biography. I’m not sure why; it just mostly doesn’t appeal to me, though I do treasure my biography of Michael Ventris* somewhat. And I’m assuming historical fiction based on the life of Cicero doesn’t count. So … Continue reading

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Sex Criminal Volume 3: Three the Hard Way – Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky

Ehhhhhh. I mean, I liked volumes 1 and 2. I did. And part of that was that the premise was funny and clever, and part of that was the characters and storyline. But now… the cleverness of the premise has … Continue reading

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The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

Shockingly, given it won the Booker Prize, I was expecting this to be good. And, doubly shockingly, it didn’t disappoint. This isn’t going to be a shocking review, all told. You know sometimes you get that feeling with something – … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why – Wilson, Alphona, Wyatt

First book of the year, three days in! Go me, fully on schedule and everything. I’ve been meaning to get round to this for a while, a I was very kindly lent it by the husband of a friend (who … Continue reading

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