Posts Tagged: science fiction

Reading notes, week 23

I DNFed an Agatha Christie (The Unexpected Guest) because I realised after a couple of chapters that I’d read it before and it suffered badly from No Nice Characters Syndrome. June 7: Trouble and her Friends by Melissa Scott. What a strange book! I said to Spouse “it’s clearly set in the future, but it

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Reading notes, week 14

April 7: Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers. Goodness, they’re so young. Parker, in particular, is very young (and serious, but he stays that way throughout the series). But the people are already real people, even the minor characters (Freddy Arbuthnot, Christine Levy née Ford, the Dowager Duchess). I don’t know yet if this is

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Reading notes, week 50

Currently reading: Complete with Shipwreck by E.M. Epps. Three or perhaps four pages of cast-of-characters in small type, which would be easier on paper for purposes of looking up, so I don’t look them up as often as would be wise with such a huge cast of characters. It’s slow going, long and intricate and

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Reading notes, week 41

October 14: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie. I may have read this in the distant past but don’t remember enough to be sure. Also with Poirot and Ariadne Oliver. It’s got a good proportion of nice people, good and clever people who aren’t necessarily nice, morally ambiguous people and icky people. And the person who

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Reading notes, week 29

July 18: Tone of Voice by Kaia Sønderby. The sequel in which I’m expecting closure (and a space battle) (spoiler: the battle was mostly on the ground, and the closure is only partial). Nastiness to the protagonist didn’t happen until 52% (REPORTERS!) but at 58% we had nasty aliens and human supremacists! Not as much

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