Category: Books

Masterminds of the right by

This is a short but fascinating book. Written in 1992 it details the growth of hard-line right-wing religious individuals and organisations and their efforts to keep...

June 2018 round-up post

I am now up to 30 books written by women, and 13 by men. The vast majority of the books I’ve read this year are by...

Jane, the fox, and me by

Translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou Oh, this is a beautiful book. The art work is just lovely, I love the style of it. Simple,...

The turkeyfeather riders by

A collection of five short stories by the classic western author Louis L’Amour. And by classic I mean the idealised version where men were men1 and...

A series of steaks by

2018 Hugo Award Finalist – Best Novelette Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine #124, January 2017 I really enjoyed this novelette/short story, call it what you will....

Anatomy of a scanal by

Told from a variety of point of views, and interspersed with flashbacks this book starts off with an affair that turns into an alleged rape. Sophie...

The ordinary princess by

At her christening Princess Amy is blessed with the gift of being ordinary by one of her fairy godmothers, and, much to the horror of all...

Under the pendulum sun by

I added this book to my unwieldy Mount TBR because of Smart Bitches description of it as a stunningly different fantasy that mixes Crimson Peak with...