In 1873 a package was delivered to a magician. A package that was, in fact, his daughter. The child’s mother had killed herself, distraught at being abandoned by the magician, and yet he rarely even thought of the woman again. His daughter however, she provided a new opportunity to challenge an old not-quite-opponent. She would […]
I was cheering for France in the final, but still, Congrats to New Zealand. They were the better team over the tournament, over the match, and over the past 20 odd years that they haven’t won the RWC. Although I really do wish people would stop going on about the Northern Hemisphere way of playing […]
Mythology and Reality collide! So the blurb on the back of this book tell me. The mythical winged stallion Pegasus crash lands on a rooftop in modern day New York, fleeing a battle which has destroyed much of Olympus. Emily, a teenager living on the top floor of that building hide him, bringing him food […]
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I haven’t read Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, and to be honest I don’t feel any great need to at the moment. It is supposed to be a good read though, so you’d never know, I may pick it up at some point. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a Man Booker […]
For week 2 we read parts 3 & 4. If you haven’t read these bits of the book then there are spoilers ahead. Questions this week are from Kailana; The title of this book is Or is it that they were all betrayed by the men they loved. As of yet I’m not sure about […]
Imagine that God was a teenage boy, and a spoiled, sulky, sex-crazed one at that. One who became god because his mother won the job gambling. Now imagine that every time he falls in love, lust might be a better word though, the weather goes insane and it usually ends with disaster and death for […]
When Carl first mentioned this group read I said I wouldn’t join in. I’m still on a no buying books kick so I knew I’d have to get it from the library. And we only got two copies and I thought it might be requested. But then it came in, and it wasn’t. So I […]
Set in the same ‘verse as Doomsday Book and To say nothing of the dog this is a book about historians. But not the sort of historian you or I might be familiar with, but one who actually travels through time and investigates the past in person. Mr Dunworthy’s time travel department in Oxford is […]