Posts Tagged: Jo Fletcher Books

Duck and Covers: Looks So Nice We Did It Twice

Jo Fletcher Books, recently purchased as part of Quercus by Hodder & Stoughton, has a thing for skylines and duo-chromatic color schemes. Clearly. I particularly like City of Stairs where the cityscape looks pixelated like a 1980s video game down to the little sprite person. This is probably a UK thing, as it seems more… Read more »

Wheel of Epic Fantasy Turn, Turn, Turn. . .

  Wheel of epic fantasy turn, turn, turn Tell us the lesson that we should learn   And now on to the part of the blog where I present five novels that look. . . well. . . damn near identical. I’m sure there are all kinds of nuances that make them unique, but each… Read more »

A recent reading log. . .

I write this post with¬†trepidation¬† It’s a gross departure from what Staffer’s Book Review has been about since day one. Nevertheless, the new job, the death of my father-in-law, Christmas, an increasingly needy three year old, and my general slacking of my duties as a blogger, has found me desperately far behind in my reviewing…. Read more »

2012 Juice Box Award: Editor of the Year

In previous years, I’ve awarded this Juice Box to the editor whom I felt best directed an imprint. To do it any other way is really difficult. While I believe an award for best editor SHOULD go to an editor who best improves the work they buy through actual editing, it’s impossible to judge. I… Read more »

Mage’s Blood by David Hair

David Hair’s first adult novel, Mage’s Blood, does a bit of hand waving. I’ll go into detail about it later, but suffice to say that he doesn’t think very far beyond the snapshot in time that contains his narrative. I’m also a little tired of the female character who sleeps around to gain an illusion… Read more »