Monthly Archives: August 2014

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin (books 1 & 2) and Philip Gabriel (book 3). I’ve been a little quiet on here recently because it’s taken me about a week and a half to read this beast of a book. … Continue reading

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Disraeli Avenue by Caroline Smailes

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always looked out of the car/train window and at all the houses and wondered about the people who lived in them. When I was very small I remember being fascinated by the … Continue reading

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Where to start with graphic novels

I’ve only been reading graphic novels for a couple of years. Before, it was partly that I didn’t ‘get’ them as I thought it was all superhero-type comics, but also that it’s hard to know where to start. Like any … Continue reading

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Figures on a Beach by Kirk VanDyke

I was sent the original self-published version, so all my comments below refer to that. Elm Books have recently acquired and are re-issuing Figures on a Beach, but told me the changes are just cosmetic (new cover and reformatting). This … Continue reading

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July Reads 2014

The Poisoning Angel by Jean Teule (Novel – French in translation) This is a kind of black comedy set in 1800s France. I found it a bit repetitive and couldn’t get into Teule’s style. Full review here. Life After Life … Continue reading

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