Bristol Bookworm

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The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter

I picked this up from my bookshelf because its been in the to-read pile for far too long. Its interesting, less fantastical and more of a family relationships story than … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Maintenance of Headway – Magnus Mills

The Mainenance of Headway is possibly the only novel ever written about the intricacies of the timing of buses. Its a nice light read, examining how the interaction between drivers … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

101st Post!

I should have done this on my last post, but it seems worthy of note that I’ve rambled my way into triple figures! I searched for videos with a theme … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shadows & Dreams – C. Robert Cargill

Both parts of this dark, folk-myth fantasy stand quite well as novella-type books. They each talk about what’s beyond the veil that protects us from fairies and similar. Where it … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation calls itself a fantasy novel, although I found it to be more a a distopian science-fiction setting. However due to the style its written, and the set-up for the … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

This was one of the books from my book spa that I chose based on a heuristic by breaking the books I had to choose between into groups and picking … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Panda Theory – Pascal Garnier

The Panda Theory was I think the last book that slid into my “buy” stack from my book spa. I mostly picked it up today to take on the train … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Last Theorem – Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl

I felt like I should have loved The Last Theorem. Its co-authored by Clarke, who’s earlier work I have enjoyed, and it has Fermat’s Last Theorem, which I chose to … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Spa and Hay Festival

I had a very exciting week last week. Firstly I had a book spa at Mr B’s in Bath, then I had a day at the Hay Festival. Book Spa … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rule 34 – Charles Stross

Rule 34 is a near-future crime novel, set in an independent Scotland as the future of the nation is under debate and artificial intelligence is taken for granted. Its a … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

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