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The First Person Narrator…
I used to hate books that were all I I I. Many seemed to be an excuse for lazy writing to me. And some still are, but I no longer turn away the second I see that the story is being told by an “I”, because they can be quite wonderful, in a good author’s hands.

cold magic

Cold Steel by

Book three in the Spiritwalker trilogy. Short, totally spoiler-free review is “aahhhhh, read it!” but three words may not be enough to …

fatelessness

Fatelessness by

On the 31st March 2016 Imre Kertész died. I hadn’t heard of him before I saw the post on Metafilter marking his …

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet by

Sherlock Holmes #1, available on gutenberg. In 1881, after returning from Afghanistan Doctor John Watson is in need of rest and recuperation. …

The enchanted by Rene Denfeld

The enchanted by

ISBN : 9780297870517 When I hear death row I usually don’t think “enchanted”, and I usually don’t look for books set in …

euphoria

Euphoria by

On the verge of suicide anthropologist Andrew Bankson bumps into Nell and Fen. They too are anthropologists, and are just about to …

tokillamockingbird

To kill a mockingbird by

I would guess that almost everyone reading this blog is familiar, to some degree, with Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird. The …

cold magic

Cold Magic by

Book 1 in the Spiritwalker series Catherine Barahal is an orphan. Her mother and father died and she came to live with …

hounded

Hounded by

Book 1 in the Iron Druid Chronicles Atticus O’Sullivan is not what he appears to be. He is not 21 years old. …