Tag Archives: Trash

Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb

So. Robin Hobb. We meet again. I have something of a history with Robin Hobb. If you’d asked me who my least favourite author was at any point between the age of 14 and the age of… 24, say, I’d … Continue reading

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A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers

For all that, at any other time, I may not have been particularly keen on this book, right this second, it is frankly blessed relief. It is the total opposite of The Dark Forest, and that was exactly what I needed. … Continue reading

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The Obelisk Gate – N. K. Jemisin

Shockingly, I didn’t go into this one with high expectations. Sure its prequel, The Fifth Season, won the Hugo last year, but I was not exactly its heartiest supporter. In brief, I thought the writing itself was competent and an … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho

This one has been in my reading pile for a  while, and on my radar for even longer. I’d heard a lot of good (if vague) rumblings, and it’s appeared on the sort of lists that I pay attention to, … Continue reading

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Becky Chambers

Book club book number four. I’d vaguely heard that this was meant to be good, but hadn’t really engaged with it or read anything about it. There are a lot of books, and I waste quite a lot of my … Continue reading

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Neuromancer – William Gibson

First off – I hate this book. I properly do not like it at all. If you don’t want to read an entire post of my grouching with no positives whatsoever, you have been warned. Because I am struggling to … Continue reading

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The Aeronaut’s Windlass – Jim Butcher

And the final Hugo nominated novel has been read. Huzzah! This is also, I think, the second most interesting post to write about the Hugo novels. Not the second most interesting book (I’m not moving Uprooted or Ancillary Mercy) but the second … Continue reading

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