Between a holiday, editing Pandemonium and putting the final touches on our latest not-so-secret project, we've not accomplished quite as much reviewing as we normally do.
Still, we covered off a book or two over the past couple weeks:
- Daniel Abraham's The Long Price Quartet (2007+) (and the difficulty of reviewing a great book)
- Rose Dana's Night Club Nurse (1965) (and why happiness makes for a dull book)
- David Gemmell's White Wolf (2003) (and how not to write women)
- Tim Maughan's Paintwork (2011) (and the future of art)
- John McPartland's No Down Payment (1957) (and the literary appeal of the suburbs)
- Simon Morden's "Never, never, three times never" (2002) (and the personal apocalypse)
- Peggy O'More's Nurse Kathryn (1965) (and the romantic rewards of smugness)
- K.J. Parker's "A Room with a View" (2011) (and how to wander around in someone's head)
Monsters & Mullets found a musical sort of monster in The Little Mermaid (1989).
Our Friday Fives included a discussion of our favorite gods from myth (& legend & genre fiction) with screenwriter Chrysanthy Balis and a debate about our favorite horror stories with Adam L.G. Nevill.
Off the internet, we mucked around looking for fossilised squid butts in Lyme Regis. We also found an enormous plastic squid butt at Gosh! London, as the noble Plarchie was in attendance for the book launch of Deadly Knitshade's Knit the City.
The Ombudscat is pleased about the diversity of eras, genres and authors we covered. However, she sternly reminds us that we are committed to new content five days a week. We won't disappoint her again.