Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Game of Thrones

With the sheer amount of media attention that’s been levelled at A Game of Thrones over the last couple of years, it almost seems pointless writing about it here.  Nonetheless, I’m sure I can muster up one or two things … Continue reading

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Comics. Lots of Comics…

Comicsalliance.com is the pre-eminent source for comics journalism and the go-to place to learn about which artists and writers, titles and publishers are hot right now.  I drop in quite a bit — it’s interesting stuff and it gives me … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls

This is a powerful and deeply affecting young adult novel written by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay.  I’ve never read anything by Ness, but I’ve heard only the most superlative of things about his Chaos Walking trilogy of … Continue reading

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River of Gods

I recently read, and very much enjoyed, The Dervish House by Ian McDonald.  One of the commendable things about McDonald is that he goes out of his way to ground his stories in cultures that have heretofore been largely ignored … Continue reading

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