Rachel Manija Brown

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Rachel Manija Brown is the author of all sorts of stories in all sorts of genres. Most of her works are listed below, but she has also written television, plays, video games, and a comic strip meant to be silk-screened on to a scarf. In her other identity, she is a trauma/PTSD therapist.

She writes urban fantasy for adults under the pen names of Lia Silver and Rebecca Tregaron.

If you'd like to get a review copy of one of her books, please message her.

If you'd like to be alerted when new books in the "Change" series come out, copy this to get on Rachel's mailing list: http://eepurl.com/Tzv25


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Stranger (The Change, #1)

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All the Fishes Come Home to...

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Hostage (The Change, #2)

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Rebel (The Change, #3)

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A Cup of Smoke: stories and...

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Stranger (The Change Book 1)

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A meme from [personal profile] sholio , in which I asked for and received three things to talk about "that I may or may not know or care about." I was given:

1. Alexander Hamilton (the real person, not the fictional one!).

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Turramulli the Giant Quinkin by Percy Trezise
"This book is my least favourite in the history of the universe. My school teacher read it to my class when I was 5 years old, and I have been terrified of Turramulli ever since. I mean seriously scared of him. Perhaps it would be suitable for an o..." Read more of this review »
Prisoner of the Ant People by R.A. Montgomery
"Another failure. Damnation.

This one was actually quite the spectacular failure, and the way you know that you've failed at a Choose Your Own Adventure book is that the number of pages you read is far greater than the number of decisions you made.

T..." Read more of this review »
The Secret of Saturday Cove by Barbee Oliver Carleton
"I read this thanks to Rachel Manija Brown's Dreamwidth review of it, and it was exactly as promised, a tightly plotted, satisfying middle-grade adventure story, with likable, believable characters deftly sketched in. I was more interested in young..." Read more of this review »
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Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
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Shoot Like a Girl by Mary Jennings Hegar
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Beware of the Bouquet by Joan Aiken
" Francesca wrote: "I had no idea about Joan Aiken's books for adults until you started reviewing them!"

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The Embroidered Sunset by Joan Aiken
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More of Rachel's books…
“Everyone's got their own way of loving. There's no such thing as 'supposed to”
Rachel Manija Brown
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“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory

“And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet I would remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

“We have nothing but our freedom. We have nothing to give you but your own freedom. We have no law but the single principle of mutual aid between individuals. We have no government but the single principle of free association. We have no states, no nations, no presidents, no premiers, no chiefs, no generals, no bosses, no bankers, no landlords, no wages, no charity, no police, no soldiers, no wars. Nor do we have much else. We are sharers, not owners. We are not prosperous. None of us is rich. None of us is powerful. If it is Anarres you want, if it is the future you seek, then I tell you that you must come to it with empty hands. You must come to it alone, and naked, as the child comes into the world, into his future, without any past, without any property, wholly dependent on other people for his life. You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

“To all the readers who do not know me personally, who were kind enough to take the trouble to read my small effort, I know no greater happiness than that it may have cheered you, even a little. Surely we will meet some day, and until that day, I pray you will live happily.”
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message 17: by Moira

Moira Russell I don't know why stupid GoodReads isn't letting me rec stuff, but this is great: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21... Extremely well-written.


message 16: by Moira

Moira Russell Rachel wrote: "Maybe I should read that next. I'm reading more Courtney Milan now."

I have the OCD thing going so once I start reading a series I typically power through as much of it is available/I really like. Then I use it up too fast and get sulky.


message 15: by Rachel

Rachel Brown Maybe I should read that next. I'm reading more Courtney Milan now.


message 14: by Moira

Moira Russell Rachel wrote: "Yes, I liked it. I have the sequels but haven't had a chance to read them yet."

The first book wobbled here and there (esp toward the end) and the voice was a little stuff, but the first half was pretty good and then in the second half it went into fourth gear. Sadly enough the sequel started off with an overly long confusing spoiler-ridden cast list. Also maps ALWAYS look shitty on the Kindle. sigh. But we're starting off with the Great Fire of London, boo-yah!


message 13: by Rachel

Rachel Brown Yes, I liked it. I have the sequels but haven't had a chance to read them yet.


message 12: by Moira

Moira Russell Did you read Midnight Never Come? If so, what did you think of it? I'm about halfway through it and the plot really kicked in - I've been enjoying it a lot.


message 11: by Rachel

Rachel Brown No, I've never read it, but keep meaning to.


message 10: by Moira

Moira Russell FML Gmail won't let me even load its page right now, but did you review this?? I thought you had.... http://www.leewind.org/2011/06/catch-...


Rachel Brown Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, off to an eight hour trauma workshop I go.


Rachel Brown Very nice!


message 7: by Moira

Moira Russell I mean, just listen to this guy; "One of the reasons I love Murder is that the victims are, as a general rule, dead....I don't make a habit of sharing this, in case people take me for a sicko or -- worse -- a wimp, but give me a dead child, any day, over a child sobbing his heart out while you make him tell you what the bad man did next. Dead victims don't show up crying outside HQ to beg for answers, you never have to nudge them into reliving every hideous moment, and you never have to worry about what it'll do to their lives if you fuck up. They stay put in the morgue, light-years beyond anything I can do right or wrong, and leave me free to focus on the people who sent them there." Isn't that GREAT? He's all I AM SO TOUGH, YES I AM, and there's those little giveaways ("if you fuck up," "worse -- a wimp") that make it clear just how much being tough means to him and how hard he clings to it. It's great.

(Despite him being this total tough guy, tho, he's not one of those macho asshole types - he's almost painfully by the book, highest solve rate in the squad, every box ticked &c &c. She's really good at portraying his tough laser-focused work persona, but showing you what's under that, and in a 1P narrative! Admirable.)


message 6: by Moira

Moira Russell Rachel wrote: "I have been liking the quotes you've been posting."

The guy is one of those really tightly-wound types who has to wind up that tight to keep from flying apart, and there are women in the book too - good real characters. It's in first person but there are enough people interacting with him and calling him on his BS that the narrative doesn't feel totally self-justifying, like it did in the FIRST (ugh) book, and the black humour repartee between him and the crime scene tech types is excellent. There's also a subplot about him breaking in a rookie detective who's been on the job two weeks that's really good. (It's also set in Ireland - all her books are - and she's good at conveying different local speech patterns without resorting to phonetic dialect, too.)


Rachel Brown I have been liking the quotes you've been posting.


message 4: by Moira

Moira Russell The GR recommend-a-book autocomplete field is not working for me (argh) but I think you might really like Tana French's latest. Broken Harbor I know you (JUSTIFIABLY) really hated her first one, which sucked, but this one's excellent so far - it's her fourth. (I forget whether or not you looked at the second novel, about Cassie - the voice in that was good too, but the plot was terribly flimsy, and this has a lot more of all the actual investigatory details I think we both like a lot).


Rachel Brown Er, and procrastinating on Goodreads. Actually, I'm typing notes while I'm studying.


Rachel Brown Shveta wrote: "Well, hello, lovely! I miss you! <3"

Me too! I am madly studying.


Shveta Thakrar Well, hello, lovely! I miss you! <3


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