Tag Archive: David Hebblethwaite

Mar 19

Week 11: Man Booker in Translation, Pocket Universes and Other Books I Can’t Discuss

Books Read Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip Making Wolf by Tade Thompson Currently Reading The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu (1) This year the administrators of the Man Booker have decided to produce a longlist for the Man Booker International Prize. Since 2005 the Prize has been awarded every two years …

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Feb 05

Week 5: A New Podcast, Flying Saucers and Russian Mix Tapes

Books Read After the Saucers Landed by Douglas Lain The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra Currently Reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty (1) Last weekend (31 January) Jonathan Strahan, James Bradley and I got together to discuss Adam Roberts’ superb novel The Thing Itself on the newly launched Coode Street Roundtable. The reason …

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Dec 18

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

What’s It About? Maud Horsham, now in her eighties, is sliding inexorably into the foggy pit of dementia.  Her daughter, her carer and a stationery store worth of sticky notes are all that’s keeping her from completely forgetting who she is.  Unfortunately none of these things can shed light on where her best friend Elizabeth …

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May 10

Fan Writery Links #2

I’m busy at the moment – you’ll see why shortly – so I haven’t had time to blog.  (One of these day I’ll do those other Hugo posts that I’ve been threatening to write).  In the meantime, here’s some links to the brilliant thoughts of a bunch of people I respect.  (All of whom should …

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Feb 12

Nominating the Hugos – Novellas, Novelettes and Short Stories

Because I’m a realist and I know I’ll run out of time, I thought I’d throw my nominations for novella, novelette and short story together in one post. Novellas ‘‘Times Table’’, Robert Shearman (Everyone’s Just So So Special) Comment: Last year I joined the Last Short Story crew and seriously believed I’d read at least …

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Jan 24

My favourite reviewers on the Web

So, following all that kerfuffle last week, I thought I’d mention the reviewers who I read on a regular basis and who inform my book-buying. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that David Hebblethwaite is the best reviewer on the interwebs.*  Although he has a genre background, he often reviews literary novels …

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