So. Red Seas Under Red Skies, which is a book title I wish I’d thought of.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

There will be spoilers! If anything, I think on a sentence level, the writing in this book is even stronger than in the previous one, and a lot of the emotional through-lines are stronger. The characters are better-developed in their emotions and loyalties, and it’s nice to see Jean and Locke’s relationship complicated by internal [...]

In which I totally talk about my boyfriend’s books…

Friday, February 10th, 2012

So, for reasons of my own****, this week in the fog of post-novel ennui I sat down to reread the two published novels by that boy I like, for the first time since their respective releases. The good news is, I still like ‘em. And I stand by everything I said about them back in [...]

Go to the North. The decisive battle will be fought there.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

being a review of sorts of The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (January 2011, Gollancz/Orbit US) I have mixed emotions about this book. On one level, it’s a hell of an effort–a deeply ambitious book that attempts to do for fantasy novels what Platoon did for war movies. It’s a crack at a dog’s-eye view of [...]