I read 101 books this year. 32 weren’t published in 2013, 11 were manuscripts set for publication over the next several years, leaving 58 titles from which I am drawing conclusions about the book of the year. In other words, take what I say with a grain of salt. I haven’t read everything, including what… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Hodder
She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky I’ve come to the conclusion that Daniel Polansky is a writer’s writer. By that I mean writers love his work. It isn’t to say that the average reader won’t enjoy She Who Waits or Straight Razor Cure, or Tomorrow the Killing, but that writers will enjoy them more. The… Read more »
There’s almost nothing to said about this, but look at those tentacles. And the letters are made of sea creatures. COME ON, right? Joey Hi-Fi seems to be single handedly changing the expectations of what covers should look like. Man, love this.
Lavie Tidhar’s The Violent Century has done for World War II what The Watchmen did for the Cold War (and should have done for the Vietnam War). I make that comparison not because both feature humans with superpowers, but because they offer an opportunity to look at real events through a hyperbolic layer. Tidhar, like… Read more »
Raymond Chandler, considered one of the greatest crime writers ever, was not always considered as such. He was once quoted as saying about his critics, The thing that rather gets me down is that when I write something that is tough and fast and full of mayhem and murder, I get panned for being tough… Read more »