Tag Archive: Karen Joy Fowler

Jan 08

My Top 13 Books of 2014

I read 79 novels or author collections in 2014. Of those, 31 were written by woman and 48 were written by men.  49 of the novels were “core” genre in that they were recognisably written or published by someone involved in the SF/F scene.  The other 39 would be classified as literary novels.  I’m insane …

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Oct 01

So, who should win this year’s Man Booker?

I’ve now read all six books nominated for this year’s Man Booker prize and it’s a strong list of novels. This is the first time I’ve read through an entire Man Booker shortlist so I can’t say with any confidence whether the strength of the list is typical of what the judges regularly serve up …

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May 01

Book Review: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. Now her adored older brother is …

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Aug 13

Some thoughts on the World Fantasy Nominees

So the world fantasy award nominees were announced a few days back.  If you don’t already know who is on the ballot, you can find out here. Overall it’s a ballot I endorse (because, of course, World Fantasy has been holding its breath waiting for my tick of approval).  As you might guess, I’m especially …

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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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