Monthly Archives | May 2008
Yes. I know. No need to say it. I’m well aware that the plural does not take an apostrophe. But […]
Posted on 30 May 2008 | By Fence | 3 responses
ISBN: 0330339591 Once Upon a Time Challenge ; More reviews Katherine Mulley had been dead for five years and two […]
Posted on 29 May 2008 | By Fence | 2 responses
You can’t kill what’s already dead! Nazi-Zombies! An 18s rating! That should tell you everything you need to know about […]
Posted on 27 May 2008 | By Fence | 3 responses
In case any of you all were wondering Munster did indeed win the Heineken Cup. Twasn’t a game that’ll please […]
Posted on 26 May 2008 | By Fence | 4 responses
A Modern Tale of Faerie ISBN: 0689860420 Read for the Once Upon A Time challenge. See also: About Holly Black […]
Posted on 25 May 2008 | By Fence | 2 responses
Disappeared again for a few days there didn’t I? tut, tut, my bad. But just be glad I’m here at […]
Posted on 22 May 2008 | By Fence | 2 responses
Author: Fred Vargas
Trans: Sian Reynolds
As you may already know I’m a big fan of Fred Vargas’ work and while this one is a library copy I’ll be buying this when it comes out in the proper size. I can’t stand these trade publications versions. They make no sense to me. All the negatives of a hardback with none of the positives. But enough about that; on to the plot.
The most straight-forward way of describing this book is to say that it is a murder-mystery. But with characters like Adamsberg there is no such thing as a straight-forward case. So when he spots something a little “off” about the two bodies that have shown up he decides that this case his rather than giving them over to the Drugs Squad.
Posted on 18 May 2008 | By Fence | 2 responses
I seem to have done nothing lately but reviews. And this after I made my grand “returning to blogging” speech. […]
Posted on 17 May 2008 | By Fence | 3 responses
Dina Dalal seldom indulged in looking back at her life with regret or bitterness, or questioning why things had turned out the way the way they had, cheating her of the bright future everyone had predicted for her when she was in school, when her name was still Dina Shroff.
I’m not really sure where to begin with this review. This is a big book, both in the amount of pages and in the amount of ground it covers. Set in an un-named city in India during the State of Emergency after India’s founding it deals with four main characters whose lives intersect in the house of Dina Dalal who hires two tailors and rents out a room to a young student in an attempt to keep her independence.
Posted on 16 May 2008 | By Fence | 2 responses
See also: MichaelCollinsauthor.com ; Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind ; Lizzy’s Literary Life The E. Robert Pendleton of the title […]
Posted on 15 May 2008 | By Fence
Read for the Once Upon A Time Challenge See also: Author’s Site ; Scooter Chronicles ; SF site ; Tier […]