Author Archives: readerofelse

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 Furthest Station – Ben Aaronovitch

All the previous Rivers of London books, I’ve read pretty promptly after I was made aware of them. But when this one came out as a teeny weeny novella… it still cost loads in hardback compared to the number of … Continue reading

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Inversions – Iain M. Banks

I thought I’d read all the Culture novels… and I kinda had. But I needed something appealing to kick me out of the “but I could just keep… reading Cadfael?” streak, and a bit of Banks SF was a clear … Continue reading

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One Corpse Too Many – Ellis Peters

Did I just immediately buy and read the second Cadfael book? It’s a mystery none shall ever solve. Ok so, look. The problem with murder mysteries, right, is that once I’m in the mood for them, it’s really really hard … Continue reading

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A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters

I didn’t read anything immediately after The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, because it left me solely in the mood for murder mysteries, and I had none available. So when I was reminded of the existence of Cadfael in book form, … Continue reading

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2018 in Books

It’s 2019 (what… how…), I’ve read all I’m going to read for one year, so it’s time for my annual round up to see what I thought about things in the long view. And, first things first… I once again … Continue reading

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

And so, the final book of 2018! This is actually January’s book club book, but I was Keen. Because it’s a murder mystery, right… but it’s also SF. The investigator lives the day of the murder over and over, in … Continue reading

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Emilia – Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

Do I blog about plays now? Apparently I do! But only when they’re written down. I saw this at the Globe back when it was on (second to last day of the run, even) and I loved it. Probably my favourite … Continue reading

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