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Book Review: Fall of Giants

Follett, Ken.  Fall of Giants.  NY: Dutton, 2010. 985 pages. Fall of Giants is the first book in Ken Follett’s new Century Trilogy.  It follows five families through the First World War: each of them American, British, Welsh, German, and Russian.  This book is basically Follet trying to write another gigantic historical novel that rivals […]

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Last Week’s Reads

First off, have you bought a copy of Aaron Pogue’s Ghost Targets: Expectation yet?  I hope you have. Second, I went to Half Price Books with my family this weekend and so have extended my reading list for this year.  But that can only be good, right?  More books for me to learn from and […]

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Review: The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon

A few weeks ago I finished reading Annabel Lyon’s The Golden Mean.  My review of it is now posted on the Consortium’s website; click here to go over and read.  I suggest all you historical fiction fans check it out!

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Ghost Targets: Expectation (A Book Review)

Expectation is the first sequel to Aaron Pogue’s futuristic thriller Gods Tomorrow.  I raved about that book when it first came out in October 2010.  Let me say even more good things about this second book of Mr. Pogue, which is being released on Amazon tomorrow, February 15, 2011. This book takes place a few […]

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Review: The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

Well.  The Sherlockian.  It was a highly celebrated debut novel in 2010, and after reading it, it’s not hard to see why.  It’s not the best book I’ve ever read, but Mr. Moore set himself a very high bar here, and I think he managed to jump over it.  Or pass it with flying colors. […]

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>Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire

>I did not want to waste another minute without telling you all how I feel about Ruth Downie’s debut novel, Medicus. I bought it as a Christmas present for my mom so that I could read it before I gave it to her, but alas, it did not arrive in time for me to get […]

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>Review: Electric Literature

>When I first read that Amazon offered many magazines in digital form straight to your Kindle, I snorted. Kindles are for bibliophiles, and when I think of magazines I think of things like Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. Those aren’t things that real book readers read, right? But while those titles are available […]

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>Long Awaited Book Review!

>Pogue, Aaron. Gods Tomorrow. OKC, OK: Consortium Books, 2010. “He used to say, ‘Peddlers today, Gods tomorrow.’ It was like a mantra for him….We have some amazing technology, but we haven’t made any gods yet” (144). It’s a world not very hard to imagine for us who live in the twenty-first century: a world where […]

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>Dark and Stormy Night Publishing

>I just want to say that I am so proud of Sean for finally working on my new blog and getting it to look like an actual blog–although not anything like the finished product. In light of these actions, i’d also like to officially announce that Sean is making me a new blog that should […]

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>Ode to September

>A new month means:A new set of books to read at Tate.A new book to review for the Consortium.My birthday is almost here!Bouquets of freshly-sharpened pencils.Sneakers with shiny white shoe-laces.It is almost not summer anymore!

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