Tag Archive: Andrew Smith

Jul 03

So, who should have won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for Best Novel…

Here is a reminder of the five nominees with links to my outrageous, provocative and always controversial reviews: Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith (Electric Monkey) Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton) The Peripheral, by William Gibson (Viking) The Way Inn, by Will Wiles (4th Estate) The Race, by Nina Allan (NewCon Press) First off …

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May 01

Book Review: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

What’s It About History.  Sex.  And 6 foot tall praying mantises attacking a small town in Iowa.  So, you know, the usual fare. Should I Read It? Yes – but I recommend that you read a sample first. In an attempt to reflect the thought processes of a sexually confused 16 year old boy, the novel bludgeons …

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Mar 05

The Kitschies announce their winners

Before I’ve had time to read the finalists, the winners of the Kitschies have been announced.  This is an award that doesn’t muck around given that the shortlist was published less than a month ago.  Not that I’m complaining (well. not much anyway) as the year wears on I’m expecting that this will occur more …

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Feb 14

Shortlists — SHORTlists — SHORTLISTS!!!!!

So here you are eagerly awaiting the BSFA and Kitschies shortlists and the buggers go and announce them on the same day!  You can find them here for the BSFA and here for the KItschies. The BSFA shortlist for best novel is as follows: Nina Allan, for The Race, published by Newcon Press Frances Hardinge, for …

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