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Dan Dare
3.40
Garth Ennis brings Dan Dare out of retirement to once more save the world from the evil Mekon. Dare's quiet humour and stiff upper lip heroics are use...more
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Jun 25, 2009
 
Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye
3.97
Overview of some of Zen legend Dogen's teachings as Warner interepretes them. Not aimed quite so much at the casual reader as HARDCORE ZEN but still n...more
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Jun 26, 2009
 
Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma
3.72
The novelty of Warner's books was starting to wear off by the time I got round to his third effort. Add to that the fact that this one is more autobio...more
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Jun 26, 2009
 
Kane of Old Mars (Eternal Champion, #9)
3.75
Moorcock's pastiche of Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter series is great fun. Writing under the pseudonym Edward P Bradbury Moorcock tells the tale o...more
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Jun 29, 2009
 
Michael Moorcock: Death Is No Obstacle
4.09
Greenland interviews Moorcock about his writing career and his writing method. Moorcock chats about comics, the Lester Dent Master Plot, the differenc...more
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Jun 29, 2009
 
The Dancers at the End of Time
3.94
A love story with Jherek Carnelian (decadent godlike being from the end of time) traversing space and time to court Mrs Amelia Underwood (morally upri...more
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Jun 30, 2009
 
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality
4.08
Tells how Warner went from playing in a punk band to becoming a reluctant Zen master. Along the way it provides an overview of Zen. Specifically the S...more
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Jun 26, 2009
 
Wizardry and Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy
3.83
Moorcock discusses the fantasy genre and offers extracts from various authors such as E Nesbit, Leigh Brackett, Fritz Leiber and Jack Vance. Not fully...more
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Jul 03, 2009
 
The Ghost and the Darkness
3.73
I still haven't seen the film but I know Goldman wasn't happy with the end results. But this early draft of the screenplay about a 19th century Africa...more
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Jul 17, 2009
 
The Princess Bride
4.24
Smarter than the film adaptation as Goldman plays with metafiction, claiming the book is actually an abriged version of a longer story by fictional wr...more
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Jul 18, 2009
 
Breakfast in the Ruins
3.54
Although I didn't enjoy this as much as a lot Moorcock's other books I still have a certain fondness for it in that it showed me that a writer from a...more
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Jul 13, 2009
 
Edged Weapons
3.67
The story of hitman and knife specialist, Nick Escalante. Slick, stylish prose and lots of twists to the story but considering it's by William "Struct...more
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Jul 20, 2009
 
Behold the Man
3.80
Karl Glogauer travels back in time and gets caught up in the events surrounding the Crucifixion. Kind of like Life of Brian but without the laughs. Al...more
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Jul 05, 2009
 
Gunman's Rhapsody
3.68
Parker's take on the Gunfight at the OK Corral. From what I gather he pretty much nails the historical details but it's not as much fun as some of his...more
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Jun 25, 2009
 
Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow
3.41
Early Goldman. Great opening paragraph and some nice moments after that but it's not his best work. Felt kind of slight despite Goldman's attempts to...more
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Aug 13, 2012
 
White Jazz (L.A. Quartet, #4)
3.93
Noir as fever dream with corrupt cop Dave Klein becoming entangled in a web of murder and deceit.
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Jul 17, 2009
 
The Swords Trilogy (Corum, #1-3)
4.03
The adventures of Prince Corum Jhaelen Irsei as he tangles with the Gods of Law and Chaos.
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Jul 12, 2009
 
American Tabloid (Underworld USA, #1)
4.22
Ellroy broadens his canvas to take in politics, The Bay of Pigs and the JFK assassination.
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Jul 17, 2009
 
L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
4.19
Way darker than the film version and with a far more labyrinthine plot.
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Jul 16, 2009
 
The Black Dahlia
3.68
Bleak noir. More conventional prose than Ellroy's later novels.
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Jul 14, 2009
 
The Big Nowhere (L.A. Quartet, #2)
4.10
The start of Ellroy's sparse, beatnik style prose.
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Jul 15, 2009
 
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (Elric, #2)
3.95
The first Moorcock novel I ever read. A revelation.
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Jul 12, 2009
 
The Eternal Champion (Erekosë, #1)
3.85
John Daker finds himself zapped from the 20th century to a strange world where humanity battles the inhuman Eldren. Daker discovers that he is Erekose...more
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Jul 05, 2009
 
The Reapers (Charlie Parker, #7)
3.97
Charlie Parker takes a backseat this time round. Instead his pals Louis and Angel take centrestage. This means the supernatural undercurrent of the Pa...more
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Aug 14, 2008
 
303
3.57
Russian special forces officer takes on a personal mission of revenge and redemption. Plot takes a few strange turns and the political angle could per...more
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Aug 14, 2008
 
The Drive-In: A Double-Feature Omnibus
4.03
I read this in two separate volumes. The first book is darker, a surreal siege story. The second book is funnier, a surreal road trip. Both books are...more
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Aug 14, 2008
 
The Chill
4.11
Classic PI fiction. Twisty-turny plot and stylish prose. The hero, Lew Archer, comes from the Sam Spade/Philip Marlowe mould but with less emphasis on...more
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Aug 14, 2008
 
Axiomatic
4.22
Hard SF stories dealing with quantum physics, the nature of self, the ethics of childbirth and a million other concepts. Egan must have a brain the si...more
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Aug 14, 2008
 
Dirty White Boys
3.98
The first Stephen Hunter novel I ever read. Full of memorable characters, fast action and lots of firearms trivia. Along with, of course, meditations...more
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Aug 14, 2008
 
Appaloosa (Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, #1)
3.92
All Parker's usual preoccupations from his crime novels --love, honour, violence -- given a new lease of life by transplanting them to the Old West.
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Aug 14, 2008
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