Tag Archives: Book Club

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

Something of a change of pace. This one was a book club book, for our theme “literary authors doing SFF”. I nominated it, so entirely my fault, but I’m not certain in hindsight I’d have picked it for that theme. … Continue reading

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Under the Pendulum Sun – Jeanette Ng

Alas, a book for a book club I missed. The saddest of times (though in fairness I got to be in Portugal for a fantastic wedding, so I don’t really get to complain about any hardships here at all). That … Continue reading

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Lud-in-the-Mist – Hope Mirrlees

This… is quite late. I finished the book *checks* most of a year after we read the book for book club. Like… nine months at least. Whoops. Worst part is, I actually enjoyed it, and apparently far more than a … Continue reading

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The Wolf in the Whale – Jordanna Max Brodsky

This one was disappointing. So it was a book club book, and one I’d not even read before, which is already a nice bonus. It follows the story of an Inuit, Omat, coming into contact with Vikings in Canada, and … Continue reading

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Dreams Before the Start of Time – Anne Charnock

Whoops! I forgot I read this first. In my defence, it’s kind of tiny (and I think I was part way through The Familiars when I read it, just so I’d be in time for Book Club). That said, for something … Continue reading

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Planetfall – Emma Newman

I’m catching up on something of a blogging backlog, so we’re still well into books I read in early July. Specifically in this case, the one I read for the July book club meeting… in the first week of July. … Continue reading

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Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (reread)

I wouldn’t have reread this again so soon (less than two years) but it’s another book club reread, so here we go. I’m not objecting – it was a good book – but it was only just long enough ago … Continue reading

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The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell (reread)

Shockingly, I still like this book. I’m not going to discuss the  book as itself much, as I’ve already done that here. My views are roughly the same, more or less. Maybe some amount less fuss about what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin

It’s no surprise that I’m reading a le Guin book, so soon after her passing. As it happens, it’s a book for book club, but this has been on my list to read for a good long while, and I … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon – Richard Morgan

What an unutterably execrable piece of absolute shite. I’ve been puzzling over precisely how to express my views of this book since about 15% of the way through. I’ve even been live-tweeting it (mainly as an outlet for bafflement and … Continue reading

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