Not a review

I have a day job, as do most of us. This day job is generally delightful, fulfilling, rewarding, et cetera; however, on occasion, I am subjected to the Worst Writing Evah, aka business jargon. Multi-page memos of obscurantism, sound and fury, signifying nothing. EG: As part of our review of horizontal management structure, we have … Continue reading Not a review

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The Protector of the Small Quartet, by Tamora Pierce

Sometimes, a girl wants a story with horses and kittens and puppies. Where right makes might, justice is merciful, and good wins. And also, pie. Because pie is awesome. I don't know how Tamora Pierce does it, but she consistently manages to craft lovely, uplifting novels with difficult themes; characters who are deep and emotive … Continue reading The Protector of the Small Quartet, by Tamora Pierce

Sandman Slim novels, by Richard Kadrey

If you haven't already figured out that I like mystery and suspense with my SFF, then you haven't been paying attention. Stark (perhaps an homage to Donald Westlake's Parker novels, published under the pseudonym Richard Stark?) is a human magician who was sent to Hell by his "friends" at the tender age of 19, whereupon … Continue reading Sandman Slim novels, by Richard Kadrey