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In One Word, The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde is…

Extensive Entering into this story with a recap - it's really needed at this point as, if I came into this cold like Lost in a Good Book, I would be completely at sea. Xenomania is hitting me hard in the Well of Lost Plots. I really want to dive in and explore all of… Continue reading In One Word, The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde is…

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In One Word, Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde is…

Elaborate Excellently catching us up quickly before throwing us back into a very familiar world of shallow PR hunting and corporate censorship. Landon is great and so is all of Thursday's family. I wish I had a Grandma like Granny Next. And I don't think I'll ever look at coincidences in the same way again.… Continue reading In One Word, Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde is…

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In One Word, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde is…

Sophisticated So, I picked up the first three Thursday Next audiobooks in a sale and tried to go straight into the second one cold since I read this book a while back. It turns out that going into the second book cold gets me very lost so I decided to go back to this to… Continue reading In One Word, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde is…

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In One Word, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is…

Innovational I like Bradbury and have heard good things about this from Extra Sci Fi so time to get another classic under my belt. Not the normal portrayal of Martians - there are hints of great technology and beautiful architecture but there's stronger hints of decay and stagnation. Ylla's marriage is the perfect example of… Continue reading In One Word, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is…

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In One Word, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer is…

Inadequate I wouldn't have continued with the Lunar Chronicles but the first three books were in an Audible sale so let's see if the series improves with time. Not really necessary to switch back to Prince Kai. This all could have been covered in news broadcasts. And, Cinder's back! And she's had to team up… Continue reading In One Word, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer is…

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In One Word, High Rise by J. G. Ballard is…

Awful A seemingly essential read that I need to form an opinion on so let's get into it. Well described descent from a seemingly respectable neighbourhood. The narrative style is decent even the characters aren't making a very good impression. Feeling more like fuddy-duddying than sharp social commentary at the moment. I'm finding it hard… Continue reading In One Word, High Rise by J. G. Ballard is…

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In One Word, His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik is…

Adorable A first for me - I've never read Naomi Novik before so I hope this is a good one. Deep world building, delving into the worth of a dragonet over an egg, the life cycle, the different breeds and attributes and how far they go back in human history. I love it and the… Continue reading In One Word, His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik is…

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In One Word, I Burn by Various is…

Dynamic Delayed reading this since Yang isn't really my favourite character in RWBY but I need some light relief after heavy hitters and this always does the trick. Yang's manga anthology is definitely the funniest out of the four. It's certainly the zaniest. Unless Nora gets her own anthology, this will stay at the top… Continue reading In One Word, I Burn by Various is…

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In One Word, Crooked Kingdom by Keigh Bardugo is…

Scheming Story gets going straightaway and does a good job of getting the reader up to speed without info dumping. Character-oriented book, focusing on the back stories of Jesper and Wylan but adding more details to the others too. Heartwarming scenes between all the couples and they are so well matched: Inej and Kaz are… Continue reading In One Word, Crooked Kingdom by Keigh Bardugo is…

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In One Word, Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence is…

Compelling Can hardly wait to see the end of Nona's story. I'm quite fond of her and this world. Ooh, romances are flaring all over the place and in all different kinds. Meaningless to say now but Abbess Glass is absolutely incredible. She plays the long game like a master and she doesn't even need… Continue reading In One Word, Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence is…