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Author:  Stu [ Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:20 am ]
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The Turnaround by George Pelecanos. A bunch of white kids looking for kicks in '70s Washington go for a drunken drive in a black neighbourhood leading to a tragedy that has repercussions in the present day for all concerned.

Author:  Pete [ Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:22 am ]
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Finished "Groaning Shadows" yesterday, and later today will give "The Terrible Changes" by Joel Lane a second run through, prior to interviewing Joel for BS#13.

Author:  benedictjjones [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:56 pm ]
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blindness - jose saramago

Author:  RossWarren [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:31 pm ]
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Just started Slights by Kaaron Warren (No Relation)

Author:  Pete [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:09 pm ]
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There's an interview with her over on The Fix:-

http://thefix-online.com/interviews/kaaron-warren/

I've enjoyed what I've seen of her short fiction, and "Slights" is in the TBR pile. Angry Robot seem to have a lot of faith in her also, with two more titles in the pipeline.

Anyway, just read "The Witnesses Are Gone" by Joel Lane for the second time, and now I'm off to have a couple of rounds of toast :P

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:15 pm ]
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Pete wrote:
and now I'm off to have a couple of rounds of toast :P


Does that get a review too? ;)

Author:  Pete [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:11 pm ]
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There's a review of Robert Freeman Wexler's latest novel in the next BS (he had the bread story in the old TTA). Will that do you?

Author:  Mike A [ Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:02 pm ]
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Heart of Veridon, Tim Akers. Arrived from Amazon ahead of alleged publication date. Enjoying it so far!

Author:  Pete [ Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:29 pm ]
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Just finished "Cern Zoo: Nemonymous Nine".

Just started "Stairway to Hell" by Charlie Williams.

Author:  Lawrence Dagstine [ Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:39 pm ]
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Skimming through THE FURTHER ACCOUNTS OF THE IMAGINARY FRIEND... by P.S. Gifford.

Author:  Lawrence Dagstine [ Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:57 pm ]
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Just started the full version to Whispers' own Lee Moan's "THE HOTEL GALILEO".

Delightful book. Highly recommended.

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:51 pm ]
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Alastair Reynolds - 'The Prefect'. Interesting space opera/police procedural mix so far...

Author:  Stephen Volk [ Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:19 pm ]
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Just read League of Extraordinary Gentleman: Century 1910, which was intermittently interesting but pretty poor.

Next up - Me Cheeta. Sounds fun.

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:33 pm ]
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Stephen Volk wrote:
Next up - Me Cheeta. Sounds fun.


I nearly bought that recently - will be interesting to hear what it's like!

Currently reading "Kafka on the Shore" by Murakami - 70 pages in and good so far...

Author:  Stu [ Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:58 am ]
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Been reading some comics:

Justice League: A Midsummer's Nightmare -- Mark Waid and Fabian Nicezia. The world's superheroes have lost their powers and all memories of their worldsaving alter egos. Meanwhile civilians are gaining superpowers at such an alarming rate that nonpowered people become the exception rather than the rule. So-so superhero romp. I expect better from Waid.

Runaways: Deadend Kids
. Joss Whedon steps in to write a story arc on the comic about superpowered streetkids. He sends them back in time to 1907 and adds typical Whedon flourishes but I still found the story underwhelming and didn't really care about the characters. Maybe if I'd been reading the comic from the beginning ...

Streets of Glory -- Garth Ennis. Ultraviolent western with ageing gunfighter and ex-cavalry officer Joseph P Dunn trying to tie up the loose ends of his life as he comes to the end of his career while around him the Wild West succumbs to the advance of technology and civilisation. Might have been nice to have some more historical detail but it's an entertaining story with Ennis wearing his love of Clint Eastwood and Cormac McCarthy on his sleeve.

Back to Brooklyn -- Garth Ennis and Jimmy Palmiotti. When a highlevel mobster turns state evidence his former colleagues object and he races against time to rescue his family from reprisals. Brooklyn native Palmiotti supplies local colour but turns over scripting duties to Ennis who takes delight in marrying ultraviolence and sadism to discussions on loyalty and honour. Problem is Ennis has done this kind of thing a million times before and this time round it didn't quite grab me

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