Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Curse of Chalion – Lois McMaster Bujold

This was a slightly weird one for me. I’ve had it recommended to me by quite a few people over several years, not with any particular blurb, just that it was very good. What I actually got when I started … Continue reading

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Six Wakes – Mur Lafferty

God damnit. I’d heard this one was GOOD. But NO. It was only LIES and TEMPTATION and BETRAYAL. Cruelly building up my hopes, only to dash them with the inevitability of shitness. In hindsight, the praise I’d heard of this … Continue reading

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Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (reread)

I wouldn’t have reread this again so soon (less than two years) but it’s another book club reread, so here we go. I’m not objecting – it was a good book – but it was only just long enough ago … Continue reading

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The Stone Sky – N. K. Jemisin

Here we are again. Only this year, I was actually looking forward to this, because at least I know it’ll be basically competent, just a bit uninspiring. God the Nebulas are dire this year. And then the front cover/title on … Continue reading

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Amberlough – Lara Elena Donnelly

Well, at least it’s getting better, however steadily. Well, that’s possibly a little harsh. This one was an interesting one to rate, because for all that I think it’s rather well done… it’s also really quite emphatically not my thing. … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter – Theodora Goss

I’d say it’s been a while since I read something this bad, but I recently read Autonomous, so that would be a lie. I wish it had been a while since I read something this bad, because this was an absolute pile … Continue reading

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Unknown

Someone, naming no names, is a massive nerd, and because he reads things like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, his Goodreads account is now relentlessly determined he should be reading The Lais of Marie de France. Doesn’t matter what book he … Continue reading

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I Kill Giants – Joe Kelly, JM Ken Niimura

It’s been a while since I read a book because I was going to see the film. I mean, I also read this because I was lent it and hey, free book-reading (and it sounded good – tiny girl with … Continue reading

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Folk – Zoe Gilbert

I maaaay have bought this partially on the strength of the cover. It’s just so pretty! And when you have as little blurb as I did when I first came across it, the cover does make a huge difference… to … Continue reading

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The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell (reread)

Shockingly, I still like this book. I’m not going to discuss the  book as itself much, as I’ve already done that here. My views are roughly the same, more or less. Maybe some amount less fuss about what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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