Tag Archives: History/Myth

Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay

The boyfriend and I read this roughly simultaneously, and we both had the same two responses to it. Firstly, “BIG MOOD”. Secondly “SO SAD”. You may see from my previous Guy Gavriel Kay related post that I like him because … Continue reading

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Shadows in Bronze – Lindsey Davis

And a total genre shift – back to Roman Empire murder mysteries! It is absolutely ideal holiday reading, so it went with me on the plane to Portugal. Definitely endorse reading it while sat by the pool, considering sticking your … Continue reading

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Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Another one that took me yonks to finish, but also one I rather enjoyed, especially for its atmosphere. Clearly I picked a bad period to read good, atmospheric books. That being said, I think I did enjoy this less than … Continue reading

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Lord of Emperors – Guy Gavriel Kay

I nearly fucking CRIED. I don’t cry at books. It made me feel emotions and it was deeply distressing at the most fundamental level. By which I mean I fucking loved it. And I know this is blasphemy – there … Continue reading

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The Porpoise – Mark Haddon

I am, of course, a sucker for anything classics-related. Because some things never change. So I came across something that was being well-received and had tenuous links to classical mythology? Sold. I barely even read the blurb. Which, if I’m … Continue reading

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Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome – Lindsay C. Watson

How the hell do I review an academic non-fiction book? I mean, really though. Because it fails on a lot of the metrics I’d normally use (it hardly has a compelling plot, after all) and well… it’s just so much … Continue reading

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The Wicked + the Divine Vol. 7 and Vol. 8

Double bill special feature (or: it gets really hard to have something different to say about graphic novels after the first few volumes*). And there won’t be much to say. Y’all know I like WicDiv. If you weren’t going to … Continue reading

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