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Book Review: The Human Factor by Graham Greene

  The Human Factor is an understated, viscerally affecting book that manages to show a side of espionage largely ignored by the other giants of the genre. It takes the soft side of spy work and puts it under a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Normal by Warren Ellis

You ever just sit down and then start typing and typing and then you awaken some hours later only to realize that you’ve ended up with something almost coherent? You sit at the bar staring at your laptop, eyes darting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Dashiel Hammet put me off the whole hard-boiled detective/noir genre. I’ve always loved the idea. Simplicity, attitude, and a touch of the literary. It’s a tough world, riddled with greys. What joy there is in hardening the souls of your … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Sweet Tooth is one of those books that felt substantially shorter than it actually was. This probably has to do with the fact that it never truly felt like it picked up whatever thread would have provided a sort of … Continue reading

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Book Review: People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry

This is a book that is less concerned with the plot than it is its characters. I like this. The plot will move when it’s ready. It has to, especially in non-fiction, but characters take time, require an understanding and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skin Deep (Legion #2) by Brandon Sanderson

I had my problems with the first Legion story. It was clunky, unsure of itself and the rules of its own universe. These pains combined with an ending that seemed slashed together out of some abject fear of being written … Continue reading

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