Friday Reads

Friday Reads: Joe Abercrombie's RED COUNTRY is bloody . . . (spoiler free review)

I remember getting an email from my colleague Simon Spanton some years ago. It was a simple message, ‘You’ll like this.’ Attached to the email was a file with the first few chapters of a […]

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Friday Reads: FIRE AND THORNS

I read Fire and Thorns on what had to be the worst Christmas Break of my life. This was the Christmas of the great snowstorm that shut down Heathrow airport for days. I was stranded […]

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Friday Reads: WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

As only a recent convert to the joys of reading a good thriller (see Jen’s post on Gone Girl), I approached Where’d You Go, Bernadette still holding on to the ghost of my past preconceptions. […]

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Friday Reads: INSIDE HBO'S GAME OF THRONES

It’s Friday here at Gollancz Towers which can only mean one thing  . . . it’s time for #FridayReads. Our Friday got off to be a bit of a rocky start . . . Because […]

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Friday Reads: Sailor Moon

This weekend I’m going to be reading the first six volumes of the re-released Sailor Moon manga as we’ve now reached the half-way point. Having been out of print for about ten years, finding this […]

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Friday Reads: A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST

I first came across Rebecca Solnit when I read Wanderlust, her rambling, round-about social, political, cultural and personal history of walking. It was a book that took in everything from Wordsworth, to mass trespass, to […]

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Friday Reads: Gone Girl

This week in honour of the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival my #FridayReads is the chilling Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn which is published by our sister imprint W&N. Gone Girl is the story of a […]

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Friday Reads: Fifty Shades of Grey

I’ve had a spell of reading popular fiction recently, which has previously prompted my reading The Da Vinci Code, The Lincoln Lawyer, Harry Potter and others. This round started with the Twilight books, then the […]

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Friday Reads: Mockingjay

My sprint through The Hunger Games novels comes to an end with Mockingjay. A little bit of research online suggests that this is the book which disappointed many of Collins’ readers the most. As with […]

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Friday Reads: Catching Fire

Last week I blogged about the first of The Hunger Games novels and I was, I admitted, not convinced when I started and somewhat addicted to it – flaws and a few misgivings aside – […]

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Friday Reads: The Hunger Games

It’s Friday and I’m reading . . . The Hunger Games. I’m slow, I know, to come to this series – not least because I received a free promotional copy from the publisher almost eighteen […]

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Friday Reads: Kathleen Jamie

The last book I read was Findings by Kathleen Jaime. The book I’m currently reading is Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie. I have just ordered two collections of poetry by Kathleen Jamie. And when I’ve read […]

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