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Jared
London
Book loon.
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We needed something to help us comprehend things larger than ourselves. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pornokitsch
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Three romances that really aren't romances at all, but hey, the reviews were ready and it is kinda close to Valentine's Day. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Pornokitsch
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Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn's 100 best fantasy books - from Swift to Holt. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Pornokitsch
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We're getting the band back together! Also, a somewhat forgotten classic that's very much NOT for fans of David Eddings. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Pornokitsch
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Here's how Bloodbound starts: a cavalry charge. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Pornokitsch
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A forgotten fantasy classic and a vintage domestic thriller. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Pornokitsch
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Jurassic London
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Speculative Fiction 2015 is out... and the series is, alas, no more. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Jurassic London
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We're looking for small publishers to talk about. And reviewers to help talk about them. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Pornokitsch
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They are the Djinn. They are among us. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Jurassic London
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Two dozen awesome comics - from Hellcat to Dreadstar! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Pornokitsch
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"a game via the male, oops, mailways as to how to catch a rich mate would be just dandy for us gals on the look." Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Pornokitsch
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The three final reviews of the year's best self-published fantasy take us to steampunk Detroit, a world of alien fairies and the orc-ridden plains. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Thanks for dropping by! I'm afraid my recollection of Words is a little faded at this point, so I can't really chip in too much on the exact references or plot points. I note that we disagree at several points of interpretation, but that's part of the fun - counter-points always welcome. The only part I would add: l would never discourage anyone from reading a book and making up their own minds, and I'm sorry if that came across! My review is my opinion. I'm always happy to recommend reading a book, but even when it comes to books I don't like (like this one, obviously), I would still never tell people to not read it. I would always suggest that folks read and make up their own minds. (But I'm also not going to not say if I didn't like a book! Which is a... triple negative. Go me.) More specifically - I'm not too worried about dissuading anyone from reading this particular book. Given it is the 1000 page sequel to a 1000 page book in a 10 book series, it is one of those unusual situations where reviews wouldn't really matter too much in terms of decision-making! People will read or not read Words because they liked or didn't like Way (my slightly more positive review of which is linked somewhere above). I suspect, given the size of the books and length of the series, there aren't many people lukewarm about tackling Words of Radiance!
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It's so much fun raking D&D over the coals for its problems that one tends to forget its strong points. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Pornokitsch
I'm not sure about *Wanted* (I kind of hated it). And, not to pick on Millar, but I'm unsure about *Civil War* - I guess it is important, and made a difference, and is therefore kind of 'essential', but I'm not sure it was very good. Also most of the action didn't take place within the core series itself. (AvX might be better? I dunno.) Weirdly missing: Maus, Watchmen. Other recent-ish favourites: Zot!, Wild Children, Global Frequency, The New Frontier, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Red Sonja, Secret Identity, 30 Days of Night, The Walking Dead, Preacher, wow, I can keep going...