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Bookworm 2015: At the Pinnacle

I inadvertently lied a couple of posts back. I said no book from 2015 really blew my mind, and right after hitting “Publish” I started reading Adam Roberts’ The Thing Itself. The result? Mind: blown. Well, that may be a bit of hyperbole right there, but it is by far the best science fiction novel […]

Bookworm 2012: Piles to Branches

The majority of the negative reviews for New Model Army by Adam Roberts seem to be focused on the apparent implausibility of the scenario he proffers. However, it would seem that those complaining are unaware of the origin of the title, of the real, historical New Model Army and the way it differed from the other armies of […]

Bookworm 2012: The Nerd’s Rejects

At this point in the chronology of this year’s reading I hit my first tosser, i.e. a book that would have been tossed across the room half way through, had it not been in my e-reader and/or smartphone. It was not, unfortunately, the last, and  since I would not want to expend too much of […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter

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