• Posts Tagged ‘review’


    19 November, 2012 • 3 Comments

    I greatly enjoyed Gregory Maguire’s Wicked. I am by no means an Oz aficionado. I have vague memories of checking the Norwegian translation of the original Oz book out of the library as a child, but I have no memories of actually reading it, so it cannot have made a big impact. I actually...

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    Anno Dracula

    30 July, 2012 • 12 Comments

    My summer reading post didn’t list all the books I aimed for this summer. I have a long list of books that sit in my shelves waiting for me, and one of these sneaked into the pile for this year: Anno Dracula by Kim Newman. Anno Dracula is a pastiche which takes Bram Stoker’s Dracula as...

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    23 July, 2012 • 5 Comments

    As part of my summer reading, I recently finished Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Elantris was Sanderson’s first published novel. I have already read and enjoyed several of his later works, so I had pretty high expectations for this one. Elantris circles around the eponymous city, a magical place where the inhabitants lived as gods, with vast amounts of...

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    Je Ne Parle Pas Français

    11 June, 2012 • 7 Comments

    I don’t speak French. That’s not really a remarkable fact in and of itself; there are actually a great number of languages I do not speak a word of, but French is the one that eats at me. It’s not that I have a great interest in French, or indeed France, either. I have...

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    The Fighting Temeraire

    12 April, 2012 • 9 Comments

    His Majesty’s Dragon, the first book in the Temeraire series, opens with a British ship capturing a French one in 1805, and finding a dragon egg in its hold. This is not extraordinary – in the alternate history of this series, dragons have been domesticated in Europe since the Romans – but it is...

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    Dresden files

    19 March, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Let me tell you, hypothetical cave person, about the Dresden Files. The Dresden Files is a series of books following the adventures of Harry Dresden, professional wizard and private investigator. He solves crime and wrangles monsters. It is awesome. OK, the first couple of books were decent, but not brilliant. They had a simple...

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