Weird. Strange. These are the words that describe this book to me most. So, I had to go on the net to figure out if Philip had written about a LSD trip he’d had or whether the novel was just part of an avant-garde milieu. I can’t really say that I found a satisfactory answer, so this … Continue reading Dick, Philip K.: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965)
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Aaron, Rachel Aaronovitch, Ben Aaronson, E.; Wilson, T.D. & Akert, RM Abbey, Lynn Abulhawa, Susan Adair, Liz Adina, Shelley Afonso, Alexandre (reblogged) Aldiss, Brian … Continue reading Authors
STRUGOVSKY: All we can say for certain is that one night, eighty-six years ago, there were strange lights in the skies of many countries. Aurora borealis, perhaps. Then, the Event, at a very specific time…. … Rifts, are actually tears in a fabric we cannot adequately measure. It is not Einstein’s spacetime, it is not … Continue reading Saintcrow, L. (2016). Cormorant Run. New York: Orbit.
“Doggone it, she says. Why do livin and dyin always have to be just half an inch apart?” Bloody hell! Some reviews hurt more than others to write. My father was a couple of years old before the Germans invaded Norway during WWII. He had passed his 7th birthday when they left. Yet there are … Continue reading Bell, Alden: The Reapers are the Angels (2010)
“The Game’s Afoot!” (Sherlock Holmes) When young Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859, I doubt anyone could foresee that he would become famous with time. Even less foreseeable, would be the fact that his fame came from something as silly as detective stories. He was still in medical school when he … Continue reading Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: Sherlock Holmes (1887-1926)
I like mysteries. Anything from Agatha Christie to Richard Morgan. They’re all the same, in a sense. Some crime happens and the detective (police or private) comes on the scene and (usually) miraculously solves the crime. The route from A to B varies, but in essence they’re all the same. That’s why they’re so fun. … Continue reading Morgan, Richard: Altered Carbon (2002)