Category Archives: Else

Exhalation – Ted Chiang

I adored Stories of Your Life and Others. And it wasn’t just because Story of Your Life is both brilliant and perfectly designed to appeal to me (although that is true). I felt a connection or a sympathy or a fascination for several … Continue reading

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Period Piece – Gwen Raverat

Another birthday present – and another one I’d never have picked up for myself but am really glad to have read. Although it had the downside of MAJOR NOSTALGIA. I had to intersperse it with reading something else because of … Continue reading

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The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag

I only came across this one because it’s been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, which the boyfriend has been reading nominations for. As it turns out, the Clarke nominees, at least this year, are vastly more interesting than … Continue reading

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Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

I’d been looking at this for a while but not got round to it, so when it turned up in the Women’s Prize longlist, it was the kick I needed to actually get round to reading it. Good decision all … Continue reading

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Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie

Well this was amazing. I forget how brilliant good books can feel, when I’ve spent too long reading mediocre things. And this is more than just good. It wouldn’t surprise me if it ended up being the best book I … 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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Lustrum – Robert Harris

In niche jokes*… But anyway, Lustrum is the continuation of the story from Robert Harris’ Imperium, and shockingly enough, given it’s a story about Cicero, I still love it. There’s not a huge amount I have to say that I haven’t really covered, … Continue reading

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