Tag Archives: Weird

Folk – Zoe Gilbert

I maaaay have bought this partially on the strength of the cover. It’s just so pretty! And when you have as little blurb as I did when I first came across it, the cover does make a huge difference… to … Continue reading

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Ghostwritten – David Mitchell

I really rather love David Mitchell. No real qualification to that, he just writes really well and it pleases me. However, this was his first book, and often that is a bit of a disappointment compared to a favourite author’s … Continue reading

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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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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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