Category Archives: Else

The Last Days of New Paris – China Miéville

A brief deviation from the award nominee schedule into a novella I had faith would be amazing (and could borrow from boyfriend without having to buy it myself…). I’m at the point now where I’m just going to start anything … Continue reading

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This Census Taker – China Miéville

It’s like China Miéville got distilled into one tiny, 140 page, concentrated form. It’s a stunningly beautiful little piece of writing – you really feel the trees and the damp and the cold and the fear – and at the … Continue reading

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The Ten (Food) Commandments – Jay Rayner

For bonus points, I actually won this book from Goodreads, having had Flatmate tell me repeatedly that I ought to read and he’d lend me his Kindle if he had to so I would. Nice when the world works out … Continue reading

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The Origin of Teepees – Jonnie Hughes

First point: groan at that pun title. It is terrible. Even I don’t approve. Second point: I was sold on reading this book (which I borrowed, so I haven’t given it any money) on the grounds that it was “totally … Continue reading

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A Piece of Justice – Jill Paton Walsh

In response to him reading my last post and being somewhat smug, I am dedicating this ‘blog post to my flatmate. I dislike him intensely. He is a terrible person. No thanks should ever be accorded to him in any … Continue reading

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The Wyndham Case – Jill Paton Walsh

I’ve not been very well the last few days, so I decided to read something comforting and cheering… so of course what does one pick but “murders”? I do find detective fiction very relaxing though, it has to be said. … Continue reading

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The Song of Troy – Colleen McCullough

Minor warning here, it’s a novel set during the Iliad. I have a lot of opinions about it. This post is going to run long. I’m very sorry. I’d had one of McCullough’s books – First Man in Rome – on my shelf for years … Continue reading

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