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With a Single Spell by Lawrence Watt-Evans
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If you've ever played Dungeons & Dragons or like that kind of fantasy, this is a fun little book. I would say the ending is a bit too neat, but hey. Whatever the opposite of grimdark is, this is kind of it.
Plot: fun
Characters: likeable
Style: ni
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Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi
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Good and compact story, feels fresh!
Plot: WW2 style spy story with a twist
Characters: very well done
Style: unobtrusive and fits the story, good mood
Setting: just right to keep things interesting without falling into the trap of worldbuilding too
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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This is the kind of book that really irritates me. Everything seems designed to appeal to people who like Literature with a capital L. The way characters speak, descriptions, everything. The book itself is an ok historical fiction which briefly gives ...more
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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
"Fabulous. I'm always a huge sucker for books that use lots of smaller narratives too get at a central set of themes, and this book pulls it off to an amazing extent. Add to that that the prose is gorgeous (what a translator!) and the actual themes..." Read more of this review »
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
"Although the book has its moments, overall it just felt rather pointless. Add to that an irritating noble savage and a flimsy ending and I'm just left disappointed."
Managing Humans by Michael Lopp
"Although this book isn't really aimed at me, there's still a whole bunch of fascinating opinions and insights in there. I think my biggest criticism is the way it buys into the Silicon Valley style, framework and methodology, e.g. talking about ri..." Read more of this review »
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The Library at Mount Char by Scott  Hawkins
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An interesting and refreshing new book, for sure worth a read. The world is certainly interesting and the contrast between the more fantastical elements and the conversational style works well.

About two thirds in the book changes from a slow discover
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The Library at Mount Char by Scott  Hawkins
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An interesting and refreshing new book, for sure worth a read. The world is certainly interesting and the contrast between the more fantastical elements and the conversational style works well.

About two thirds in the book changes from a slow discover
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The Soldier by Neal Asher
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