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Book Related Blog Post

I finally broke. I’ve been saying for some time that if the Kindle, or a similarly capable eReader, went under the £100 mark I would splash out and buy one. Until quite recently I had been quite tempted, but this condition was never satisfied. Had I seen one for sale in a bricks and mortar […]

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For Boobs, Mikael?

Warning: this post contains a picture which includes boobs. Be prepared for that. If your manager is looking over your shoulder, don’t click; or at least have an excuse ready. If you’re offended by the sight of boobs… well… I’m sorry. But I probably don’t know how to talk to you in that case, anyway. […]

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What’s the Downside?

I’m reading a Peter F Hamilton book right now. His work isn’t perfect, but I like it. He achieves a fairly staggering level of scale, whilst corralling a considerable number of characters who are worth your time* and develop naturally, if exceptionally. His books are, however, frikkin’ gigantic. This one is 725 pages long, and is shorter than […]

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The Final Empire <= 15 Words

A cracking piece of fantasy so good I’ll probably buy the sequel whilst in Australia*. *Books are REALLY expensive in Australia.

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Pandaemonium <= 15 Words

Good enough to be disappointing when Brookmyre falls back on one of his usual agendas.

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Just Can’t Recommend Highly Enough

Today I finished “The Girl Who Played With Fire”, translated by Reg Keeland from the swedish book of the same name by Stieg Larsson. It’s the sequel to ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (which is called “Men Who Hate Women” in the original swedish), and I really can’t recommend the pair of them highly enough (as […]

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