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A Madness of Angels

When someone in my book group mooted Kate Griffin’s A Madness of Angels, my immediate reaction was skepticism. “Didn’t we already read something by her?” I thought, “and wasn’t it terrible?”. It turned out that, no, what we’d read was … Continue reading

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Kraken

Miéville was having fun with this one.  In all of his works there’s a little humour, or, at least, an awareness that things can be construed as funny — a little punning here, a little wry existential smile at the … Continue reading

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Moon over Soho

In a delightful coincidence, Ben Aaronovitch turned up in Sheffield to do a reading just after I finished Rivers of London.  So I went.  He looked nothing like I expected, and had a kind of rambling style full of tangents, … Continue reading

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