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Mark Lawrence plays it safe with Prince of Fools

Advantages: Solid fantasy fiction with a believable world
Disadvantages: Too similar to what has come before

While I’d love to write a published book one day, I confess that I’m lazy after working all day and I find it far easier to rattle off a self published review on an evening rather than continue on the long straight and narrow with one of the two half comp ...

cr01 17.07.2014 · Read full review
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Hail the Emperor of Fantasy Fiction, Mark Lawrence

Advantages: Perfect ending to the Thorns trilogy in every way
Disadvantages: None for me

...Mark Lawrence’s wonderful Broken Empire trilogy ends with Emperor of Thorns. The book is a lovely example of sci fi fantasy and they are rare books that will remain on my bookcase once read (I read so many books that 99% of the ones I buy pass into our wo ...

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Review of Emperor of Thorns - Mark Lawrence

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Turtles All The Way Down?

Advantages: Fun, challenging and some serious science
Disadvantages: You might not understand it all

...A Bit of Background Surely everyone must know about Discworld by now? No? Ok, for the new initiates: The Disc is a flat circular planet, somehow spinning on the back of four (or is it five) elephants, themselves balanced on the back of the great ...

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Review of The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day - Terry Pratchet

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The Science of Discworld IV - Judgement Day

Advantages: A very good idea to have these companion books
Disadvantages: Some of the science is hard to understand

... Introduction Being a huge Pratchett fan, I’ve decided since his death to re-read all of his books for sentimental reasons and review them on here in the hope of getting more people reading Sir Terry’s work. This book, “Science of Discworld IV – ...

StewwyB 30.04.2015 · Read full review
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Fantastic Gaiman tells a tale of reminiscence and lost memories

Advantages: The Gaiman magic of fantasy and memory
Disadvantages: Too short; I wanted more!

...What makes an author tick? I've often wondered what's at the heart of Neil Gaiman's consciousness, and how he formulates his ideas to ensure a captivating piece of literature. I think that with 'Ocean at the End of the Lane' I get closer to that un ...

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Review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

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