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Jared
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Book loon. Occasional llama.
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I haven't read it in ages (and only once), so I may be unduly harsh - but I remember it being really... silly: sort of a gimmicky short story that got over-extended into a brief novel. I will definitely re-read and report back, I don't want to slander a JDM!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Post-Script: NY(C)C Haul at Pornokitsch
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From the British Fantasy Society to mozzarella sticks. Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Pornokitsch
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Acquisitions from the big bad city. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pornokitsch
Congratulations to David Thomas Moore! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jurassic London
The last one of these for a while: 1. Dead Ends - Erin Lange 2. When Patty Went to College - Jean Webster 3. The Mucker and The Return of the Mucker - Edgar Rice Burroughs 4. The Champion -... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pornokitsch
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The slightly belated round-up of September's reading. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pornokitsch
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The latest episode of One Comic features Jon, Bex, Wytches and general creepiness. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pornokitsch
Nice point. I'm always sad I never learned how to play that, actually. Maybe the Bloodbowl tie-in fiction will scratch that itch. Which is a weirdly specific itch.
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There's a crazy enthusiasm that helps propel the book from one SUPER-AWESOME moment to the next. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Another long flight; another arbitrary ranking. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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Congratulations to Kim Curran and GLAZE! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Jurassic London
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Pornokitsch
In fairness, High Life had some pretty cute infographics about weather words and Washington DC dining. But, um, yeah.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2014 on Things I Read On The Plane (Ranked) at Pornokitsch
That's a lovely idea! It may be that Give a Book have one set up already - it is worth dropping them a line at: http://www.giveabook.org.uk/contact/ Or keep stockpiling! We're looking at organising another one, maybe January-ish!
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2014 on The Big Book Drop - 27 September at Pornokitsch
Presented without comment. Well, with limited comment. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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You're all awesome people. Well done! Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Thank you very much! Ken Hites' columns are very much a role model (in many ways!). But I love finding random bits like this when I'm moseying through old books, and I'm glad you enjoy them too!
"Tom is impressed with the imaginative, creative posters displayed on the wall." Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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Beauty and the beast! The lady or the tiger! Kirsty Logan's The Rental Heart and Adam Roberts' Bête - two thought-provoking books about well... you'll see. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Pornokitsch
"All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take "The Hobbit" to their hearts." Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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Books coming and going - win a copy of Irregularity and clear your shelves for charity! Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Jurassic London
Thanks Steve! That's fantastic insight into JDM's thinking. I'm definitely keen to see the film, as I think the two characters he added were Jason and Lois, the central love interests. Which is fascinating, as that's the decision that puts the 'real' plot (Jenny/Judy Garland) into the background. It is also a bit of a wasted opportunity: I can't remember JDM ever writing a book with a central female character, and Jenny Crawford would've been a very intriguing one to try. The cover is from the UK edition (the Hale hb - which I think is the only version besides the Gold Medal first with the tie-in cover... and I still can't get my paws on that one, but will someday). I'll check out A Flash of Green - likewise, it has been years, so I may be unfairly dismissive. I think (and I'm going to eat these words), I thought it was too long - JDM does the 'good man caught by market manipulations' plot very well, but this felt unduly padded out. And the ending was too grim for me. That said, now I want to reread it. And I didn't know there was a film, so that's going on the list as well! Thanks! I think my actual least favourite is Area of Suspicion which I have almost completely purged from my memory.
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The lost MacDonald and first American mystery novel. What a pair. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Pornokitsch