Category Archives: Blacklist

Books you should not read because they are too dreadful. Anything I couldn’t finish is automatically on this list.

The Dark Forest – Cixin Liu

It has been nearly a month since my last post. And do you know why that is? Because this book was a SLOG. It was a CHORE. I HATED it. And I still have to* read the sequel for the … Continue reading

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Too Like the Lightning – Ada Palmer

This is possibly the most interesting book I’ve read not just this year but last year too. This does not mean it is the best book. When describing it to others, my descriptor of choice has been “godawful”. Or “dire”. … Continue reading

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Red Rising – Pierce Brown

This is probably going to be one of my most negative reviews of a properly published novel (free Kindle books don’t count). You’ve been warned. This book was, in short, absolutely godawful. It was unremittingly horrendous, and I knew I … Continue reading

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Neuromancer – William Gibson

First off – I hate this book. I properly do not like it at all. If you don’t want to read an entire post of my grouching with no positives whatsoever, you have been warned. Because I am struggling to … Continue reading

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The Long Earth – Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett

This is just a quick post, mostly to apologise for being a failure as a human being, but also to criticise the book slightly. I was /really/ excited about this book. I really really wanted to read it. I have … Continue reading

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A WARNING – The Builder (The Young Ancients) – P. S. Power

I haven’t finished this book. I normally wouldn’t post anything about a book I haven’t fully read, but a warning needs to be made. The unsuspecting must be informed: do not read this book. It may be free, but it … Continue reading

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