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Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Wow. Ok perhaps a little whimsical to be my perfect book, but on a par with “The Gone Away World”. Better characters but less wild imagination perhaps. My main concern is that I may not get to hear more about … Continue reading

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Redshirts by John Scalzi

Is an entertaining jaunt. It’s not “ruin-your-underware funny” as suggested on the cover, but it does hit that difficult combination of light tone with a real story line. The plot is deliberately unlikely, but written in such a manner as … Continue reading

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Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

An interesting number of authors have lined up to good things on the cover of this novel. I have to say I’m not sure why. The plot, politics in a fantasy city is potentially very interesting. It is well worked … Continue reading

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The Reapers are the Angels

The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell The book kind of captured me with its use of language, the manner in which the characters speak is idiosyncratic, but attractive. Punctuation from the Cormac McCarthy school of english. On the … Continue reading

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Radix

Or more accurately R.A.D.I.X. Though if the text explained the title, I missed it. First up, I did kind of enjoy it. That despite the initially unlikable main character. It is very heavy on the emotional internal dialog of the … Continue reading

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Demanding the Impossible

I’m currently reading: Demanding the Impossible, A History of Anarchism (Peter Marshall). I’m not unsympathetic to the anarchist ideals, amongst men of even only moderately good will it can be seen to work, but having read part 1, which is … Continue reading

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