Category Archives: book review

Book review, and some thoughts on story-telling: Plastic Smile by SL Huang

Cas Russell, antisocial mercenary, has decided to Fight Crime. With capital letters, like in one of her friend’s comic books. After all, she has a real-life superpower: with her instantaneous mathematical ability, she can neuter bombs or out-shoot an army. … Continue reading

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Comfort reading: five novels

I posted a good while ago about songs. This post is about books (not mine, though do go and have a look at it!). These aren’t my favourite books (I’d be hardpressed to name those, and my list would change with mood and weather) nor those … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Under the Skin’ by Michel Faber

This review originally appeared at Heroines of Fantasy on 2nd December 2015 This isn’t one of my regular new book reviews. It’s nearly the end of the year, the northern nights are long and dark, and I’ve been revisiting some … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Root of Unity’ by SL Huang

This review was originally posted at Heroines of Fantasy. Cas Russell has always used her superpowered mathematical skills to dodge snipers or take down enemies. Oh, yeah, and make as much money as possible on whatever unsavory gigs people will … Continue reading

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Book Review: Yuko Zen is Somewhere Else, by Simon Paul Wilson

This review first appeared at Heroines of Fantasy on 5th August, 2015. My name is Yuko Zen and I am somewhere else… After a strange encounter with a beautiful girl in a Chinese take-away, Chris Winter discovers she’s left her journal behind. … Continue reading

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