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The Shack: more of a Shambles

A Christian friend of mine lent me a copy of The Shack a few months ago and I figured that I’d read it. I might be a bit of a heathen but I have quite an interest in theological things. This book has an enormous following around the world with

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…and the Wheel turns

One of my favourite book series is The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordon. It was a monumentally long series of books – 12 in total – although Jordan sadly died before he could finish it. I’ve read the first ten and despite the tenth book being immensely dull I

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After The Coup – John Scalzi

US Sci-Fi and Fantasy book publishers Tor have launched their new website recently and are celebrating this event with a couple of free stories. The first of these is by one of my new favourite authors, John Scalzi. I really enjoyed his novel Old Man’s War and his US publisher,

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The Runes of the Earth by Stephen Donaldson

It’s been a long, long time since I read any of the Thomas Covenant novels. I started the original trilogy back in the mid-80s while I was supposed to be revising for my O-levels. I found all three books far more interesting and exciting than maths and physics, but despite

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Free Sci-Fi

Now that I’m getting back into reading again I’ve been pleased to see that so many publishers are releasing free copies of some of their books. I think this is a great way to get people to read authors’ works that they perhaps wouldn’t have done normally. I’ve managed to

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The Portable Door by Tom Holt

I seem to have the habit of buying books when they’re cheap and then storing them, unread, on a shelf gathering dust. One of these books is The Portable Door by Tom Holt. Tom is one of those authors that I’ve been meaning to try out for years. I love

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The last few years have seen me reading fewer and fewer books. There are only so many hours in the day and my reduced book-reading activity seems to have been replaced with an increased internet-browsing addiction. I’ve also been watching less television too. Less TV is probably a good thing

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Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

I’ve not really read many Science Fiction novels even though my interests suggest that I’d enjoy them. I’ve read a lot of horror and fantasy stuff but have never really got around to reading much Asimov and the like. The stuff I have read has been excellent, especially The Gap

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