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About readerofelse

A student of a redundant, useless and thoroughly interesting subject and reader of many books, particularly fantasy, science fiction and plenty else besides.

The City of Brass – S. A. Chakraborty

Well that was shit. Not like, angry-makingly, blood-boilingly shit – that would have been entertaining. Just… crap. But I’ll get to that in a minute. I don’t, as a general rule, read YA fiction. There are a couple of things … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed – Ursula LeGuin

PLACEHOLDER – I’ve got a backlog of posts but want to keep everything in the right order, I’ll replace this with the actual blog post soon

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Dragonspell – Katharine Kerr

PLACEHOLDER – I’ve got a backlog of posts but want to keep everything in the right order, I’ll replace this with the actual blog post soon

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Godshaper – Simon Spurrier

PLACEHOLDER – I’ve got a backlog of posts but want to keep everything in the right order, I’ll replace this with the actual blog post soon

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The Wicked + the Divine Vol. 7 and Vol. 8

Double bill special feature (or: it gets really hard to have something different to say about graphic novels after the first few volumes*). And there won’t be much to say. Y’all know I like WicDiv. If you weren’t going to … Continue reading

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Record of a Spaceborn Few – Becky Chambers

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect this to be thoroughly tedious. I didn’t particularly enjoy either of the previous two, which seems a pretty fair basis to know this wouldn’t be my cup of tea. And lo, … Continue reading

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The Wolf in the Whale – Jordanna Max Brodsky

This one was disappointing. So it was a book club book, and one I’d not even read before, which is already a nice bonus. It follows the story of an Inuit, Omat, coming into contact with Vikings in Canada, and … Continue reading

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