Author Archives: Tietsu

About Tietsu

Someday the words that fill my brain will fill cheap paperback books. Until then, I will collect them here.

Book Review: Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

  Adam Johnson is quickly becoming one of those writer’s that I resent for their skill and the ease with which they display it. He plays with your emotions using prose so unassuming and lacking in ulterior motive that it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram by Iain Banks

If you picked up this book and wanted to read about whisky/dram/scotch then I have little doubt that, after reading it, you are probably more than a little disappointed. If you picked up this book because you are an Iain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Yeah, alright. I did it. I told myself I wouldn’t, but here we are. After reading twelve goddamn Philip K. Dick books and finding only a handful that didn’t piss me off as lyricless, drug-laddled sci-fi dime novels, I told … Continue reading

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Book Review: Digging to America by Anne Tyler

At my work we were given the task of filling out a sheet of paper about the books we liked and the ones we didn’t. There were ‘whys’ and titled examples of what drove us to keep reading and what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

There is something about Yahtzee Croshaw that has always appealed to me. I discovered his Zero Punctuation just before it got picked up The Escapist back in 2007. His disdain for tropish literature and general cynicism for, well, everything puts … Continue reading

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Book Review: It by Stephen King

After reading The Dark Tower series I felt like I had given Stephen King a bit of a bad rap. I have lamented about such things earlier, but aside from my drunken late night decision to follow him on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stoner by John Williams

When I was a kid I use to walk through graveyards. I’d search for the oldest headstones and longest lived lying beneath them. I remember running charcoal across crumbled paper in order to decipher those too weathered and beaten to … Continue reading

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