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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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X Men

I’ve just seen the new X Men film… My main problen with it is that it seems to hve been written from some  perspective other than making a film. Having many characters, with multiple related story strands works in a … Continue reading

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Red Shadows, Robert E. Howard

It’s the first Solomon Kane short story in the collection “Conan’s Brethren”. Yes it’s pulp genre fiction, but it has a little more depth than that. Solomon, the main protagonist pursues a man, with the intent of killing him for … 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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April 2011 Music

If you want to play along, this months albums are: Tom Waits, Asylum Years KT Tunstall, KT Tunstal’s Acoustic Extravaganza Kaiser Chiefs, Yours Truly, Angry Mob Carolina Chocolate Drops, Heritage

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March 2011 Music Review

So this months albums were: The White Stripes, De Stijl Eliza Carthy, Dreams of Breathing Underwater Tinariwen, Amassakoul Sam Cooke, Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964 I don’t intend this to be some absolute valuation of the music, just … 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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Harry Brown

Kind of a cross between Grand Torino and Death wish in a modern british style. I think the female inspector character was a bit weak. I don’t think people that lacking in confidence make it very far in the police. … Continue reading

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