Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock – Imogen Hermes Gowar

And back to literary again. I took this one away with me on a long weekend out of London, thinking I’d a) be busy playing board games and b) it’s a heckin’ chonker of a book and so one book … Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

This was so fucking weird. I don’t know what I was expecting – maybe something fairly standard golden age SF? – but this… was not it. It’s a tiny, tiny book and yet it produced so many questions. Primarily “what?”. … Continue reading

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Everything Under – Daisy Johnson

I’m not going to commit myself to reading the Booker shortlist every year (certainly not on top of the Nebulas and the Hugos), but I am keen to read more critically acclaimed literary fiction, as a general rule. And when … Continue reading

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The Silver Pigs – Lindsey Davis (Marcus Didius Falco #1)

Cosy murder mystery? Set in Ancient Rome? COUNT ME IN! I mean, that was pretty much the entirety of my thought process in discovering this series (this huge, multi-book series, feel the joy in my voice as I say that) … Continue reading

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Melmoth – Sarah Perry

Apparently all of Sarah Perry’s books are beautiful. I bought The Essex Serpent mainly because I loved the cover, and that was a great decision, so I figured I couldn’t go too far wrong doing the same with Melmoth. Spoilers: I did … Continue reading

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