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2011 in Books

These lists seem to be getting shorter and shorter. Either I read less, or I’m running out of good books. No, wait, I remember now: the Unconsoled, that triple-damned piece of literary diarrhea by Kazuo Ishiguro, put me off reading for at least four months in early 2011. There, all his fault. The Brooklyn Follies – Paul Auster Excession – Iain M. Banks The Mirror of Her Dreams – Stephen Donaldson A Man Rides Through – Stephen Donaldson Past Imperative – Dave Duncan Present Tense – Dave Duncan Future Indefinite… Read more 2011 in Books

My Year in Books

Here is, for all those interested, a list of the books that I’ve managed to read in 2009. I always enjoy these lists when I see them on other people’s blogs, as they provide me not only with inspiration for my own reading, but also with a rough idea of what that other writer might be interested in. So, here we go (and don’t dream of getting this in chronological order): The Blade Itself – Joe Abercrombie I See By My Outfit – Peter S. Beagle Strange Roads – Peter… Read more My Year in Books

This was going to be a post about Barnacle Bill the Spacer but then…

… I read up a few things about Lucius Shepard, the author of Barnacle Bill the Spacer and half a dozen other books that I absolutely adore. I very much adore Lucius Shepard. I adore his writing. I adore the way he describes places and I absoluetly adore his gift for setting the mood. I also adore his political and religious views. I short, Lucius Shepard is God. At least I thought so before I started reading his blog in order to get a few nice juicy quotes for this… Read more This was going to be a post about Barnacle Bill the Spacer but then…