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Currently reading (and loving) Regicide by Nicholas Royle. Why have I not read his books before?


You've got a lot of catching up to do! I think my favourite is "The Matter of the Heart".

Finished reading "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger which I really enjoyed despite the necessity for an inordinate amount of suspension of disbelief, and some very annoying characters.

Currently reading Nina Allan's "The Silver Wind" at work, and Jean Genet's "Our Lady of the Flowers" at home.

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THe VanderMeers' MASSIVE attack of 'The WEIRD' (Corvus). I count myself up on Weird stories but this book is continually bringing new old classics to my attention.

Still doing a real-time review of it.

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Jean Genet's "Our Lady of the Flowers"


I love all that I've read by Genet, and "Our Lady" is one of my all time favourites. I've read it three or four times, and can still quote the opening lines from memory. Wonderful writing.

Currently reading "Dead Bad Things" by Gary McMahon, who is no slouch either.

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I love all that I've read by Genet, and "Our Lady" is one of my all time favourites. I've read it three or four times, and can still quote the opening lines from memory. Wonderful writing.


Well that's a hell of a recommendation, I'll add it to my list of 'to read'. :)


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You've got a lot of catching up to do! I think my favourite is "The Matter of the Heart".


I'll have to hunt that book down, Andrew.

Currently reading Eutopia by David Nickle.

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Just finished reading "The Bear With Sticky Paws" by Clara Vulliamy, which rumour has it is a Stephen King pseudonym. Or maybe not :lol:

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Ha! :lol:

I'm reading That Thing on the Shore by Tom Fletcher - triffic.

Also a good way through Everyone's Just So So Special - Rob Shearman's latest collection - and it's remarkable. :D

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I'm saving Everyone's Just So So Special because I've read Tiny Deaths and Love Songs this year and I think next year needs a treat.

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Just started an ARC of "A Cold Season" by Alison Littlewood. Two chapters in and I'm trying hard not to take exception to the dead husband called Pete.

He'd jolly well better be a nice dead husband :evil:

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I've just finished the Henghis Hapthorn novels by Matthew Hughes, reading all three in a row. Just my cup of tea. With a plate of biscuits.

And before that I read three of E.C. Tubb's Dumarest books, as released on kindle via SF Gateway. Enjoyed them, but Kalin was the messiest professionally published book I've ever read. Not once but twice did people smack their hps after eating the last erf their food.

I think that after a couple of years of reading all over the place for review, I'd missed getting stuck into a series of books.

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Pete - oh, how scary!! :lol:

And - I'm saying nowt.

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I'm on holiday this week so I can finally dig into a hardback - Stephen King's Just after Sunset. It's been on my shelf so long it's starting to yellow.


So jealous that you have an ARC of Alison's book, Pete.

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I'm on holiday this week so I can finally dig into a hardback - Stephen King's Just after Sunset. It's been on my shelf so long it's starting to yellow.


So jealous that you have an ARC of Alison's book, Pete.

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So jealous that you have an ARC of Alison's book, Pete


Two thirds there and not only is the character called Pete a dead husband but he's now also suspected of being a rapist. I'm confident that everything will pan out in the final reel and he'll turn out to be the hero of the hour, but all the same I think it's a poor state of affairs when characers called Pete can be subjected to this sort of abuse.

I'll probably read your book next Cate, as I'm sure you wouldn't do anything inappropriate to a 'Pete', unlike some I could mention :lol:

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And before that I read three of E.C. Tubb's Dumarest books, as released on kindle via SF Gateway. Enjoyed them


I've got twenty of those boxed up somewhere around here. Pretty much brain candy as I recall - fun while reading, and then more or less forgettable.

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Been dipping into some old-school spookiness in the form of Algernon Blackwood's short stories. Today's was "The Glamour of The Snow", a suitably wintry offering about a man led astray at a ski resort. A few days ago I read "The Transfer". Blimey, he liked his "malign nature" themes, didn't he?

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