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Everyone has a book in them. At least, that’s what they say. I’m not sure who they are, but it is a truism as much as anything else. What if you want to write more than one? Where do you get ideas from? What is your inspiration or muse? I’ve no idea. It is a […]
I think it is fair to say that nerds tend to be obsessive completists who love to study things at a very granular level. And one of our favorite things to do with that knowledge is to show it off: we pontificate, we spout off, we rant, we theorize. And sometimes this ends badly. It […]
Terry Pratchett is angry. You’ll like him when he is angry. That is the gist of foreword by Neil Gaiman and as you read through the collected works of non-fiction in A Slip of the Keyboard you will see the anger. What is more, you might even develop the same rage (if you didn’t have […]
I want to begin my review of What Makes This Book So Great? where Jo Walton ends the book: comparing literary criticism and talking about books. Walton doesn’t like being called a critic. She didn’t study criticism, she doesn’t read with a critic’s detached and impersonal eye, and she doesn’t want to join the more objective […]
Having spotted this on the Inn at the Crossroads blog, I was utterly intrigued and decided I simply had to add it to my reviews list. Firstly because it was being published by Random House, and not by Harper who publish A Song of Ice and Fire, and I was curious about why, and secondly […]