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Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

“You are lucky, Thorn. You are very lucky.” “Doubtless. Not every girl gets to be stabbed through the face.” I should just drop the mic and end the review with those quotes because honestly if those lines don’t intrigue you then this is not the book for you. Half the… Read the Rest »

The Silence by Tim Lebbon

I love a good end of the world novel. I love a good horror novel. I really love monsters. Throw them all together in a blender. Hit the high octane button and you have The Silence. Right now I would read anything Tim Lebbon writes. He has been on a… Read the Rest »

London Falling by Paul Cornell

One of the things I have most loved in recent years is the absolute explosion of books getting published that experiment with mixing genre. London Falling at its heart is a police procedural. A good old fashion cop story where our heroes painstakingly work through the clues left behind to… Read the Rest »

I Deal Imagination

Looking back on my life I am a little amused that the first teacher who really tried to get me to read was my third grade teacher Mrs. Llamas. Mrs. Llamas for all outward appearances hated me. She yelled at me frequently. She used to tip my desk over in… Read the Rest »

My Favorite Books of 2014

I relaunched my blog after the new year had come and gone. So I missed the whole best of season. I was planning on skipping it entirely since we are in April now, but the whole Hugo blowup got me thinking about books and why I love them so much…. Read the Rest »

The Hugo Awards: The Sheep Go Baa

I have been reading science fiction for over three decades. I will read just about anything inside the genre if it comes with a recommendation from someone and sounds like I might enjoy the book. As a child science fiction was one of my main paths of escape. In a… Read the Rest »

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

I think I am funny. I am fairly certain that a handful of people think I am funny. I know that I have occasionally thrown something out onto Twitter that has garnered a few laughs. I also know that I have had jokes fall like weighted anvils to the bottom… Read the Rest »

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