Category Archives: Weird

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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Paper Girls Volume 1 – Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson, Fletcher (Contains Spoilers)

Graphic novel double bill! Because it turns out I’d forgotten about three more graphic novels I haven’t read yet so I need to get a shuffle on and read them before they breed and I’m found dead among the books … Continue reading

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Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick – Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

I have a stack of graphic novels to get through. All of them have either been recommended to me for a long time, or worse, been languishing on my desk for ages. Pretty Deadly was one, and this it two… with Paper … Continue reading

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Ody-C Volume 2: Sons of the Wolf – Matt Fraction and Christian Ward

[As with previous post, FYI rape mentioned] Distressingly late to the party, I’ve finally got around to reading Ody-C Volume 2. My initial delay was a determination to buy it, rather than borrow, but insufficient funds to do so… then it … Continue reading

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All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders

Sometimes, for reasons I don’t really understand, I get a bit fixated on a book I plan to read. I’ll just… have it in my mind whenever I go into a bookshop or search Amazon. I won’t necessarily buy it, … Continue reading

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Iron Council – China Miéville

I have dithered a lot over Miéville. I went from solid dislike in Un Lun Dun and The City and the City, to adoration in Kraken and Embassytown, to calmer but still positive feelings in The Scar… and now we’re into “wtf”. It’s not exactly … Continue reading

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