This grade is entirely based on the book, overlooking (most) of the colonialist controversy and all of the author-sex-abuse stuff. It’s just a shite book.
But the above is why I’m dropping it early. I meant to write a sick-ass takedown of what was a painful read, but it’s kind of relevant if it’s being taken out of print, fans are turning against it, the series is cancelled and the author has been disavowed. Kind of makes my deep literary critique pointless.
If the allegations end up false and she’s brought back to honor, maybe I’ll finish the book. I’m using this as an excuse not to.
Continue reading “What is 27 hours but the poorly written garbage heap of the pander-tastic soul?”
There’s nothing technically wrong with this book, and you’ll find I have very little to gripe about beyond my general ambivalence on the subject of boats. ‘Boat fiction’ is just something I have never been into.
I read this as part of the Sapphic book club, and as always, it’s great to read a good action-adventure lgbt genre book, especially on the tailend of the horribleness that was 27 hours (review pending).
This will be super short.
Continue reading “Ice Massacre: a perfectly enjoyable, gay boatventure”
This book, at least the first half of it, is wondrous in it’s possibilities and killer high-knowledge based magic. Second part is eh, leading to more eh, and a pretty eh-based series. With bonus edgy whiny characters.
Continue reading “The first half of the Magicians is really good. The second half happens, I guess”
I stumbled on this in a second hand book store and bought it for two dollars. My life will never be the same
Mallworld is a collection of seven short stories all taking place in the same universe, a place far in the future where everyone lives in space, and there’s a shopping mall the size of a planet. You’ve never heard of it, but it’s fantastic. Weird, dark, strange, and fun.
Continue reading “The bonkers MallWorld is a hidden sci-fi gem”
(Book four, the last one. Book one, two, three).
I just love these characters. Enough I can easily look through various narrative/writing flaws. I love em. I want more of them.
Continue reading “This isn’t really a fair review: I love Apocalypse Array and the LINK angels series so much”
This is a simple, standalone book that is well written, enjoyable, and imaginative. Romy is a teen… alone in space!! That is really the full set up and to a degree, story. The plot takes a while to really ramp up or have a clear direction, but it’s short and fun regardless.
Continue reading “Oh hey: Loneliest girl in the universe is wonderful, with a few mundane problems”