Friday, 22 January 2016
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
By Lois McMaster Bujold
By Lois McMaster Bujold
I love the books of Lois McMaster Bujold, especially Vorkosigan saga, which I usually end up buying as a hardback, an eBook and an audible.
I already have the eARC downloaded, which I paid for I might add, so I doubt this one will be any different.
This one is out officially in February 2016 - now if you don't mind I've got a bit of reading to do.
Monday, 18 January 2016
Friday, 15 January 2016
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Books! Is a new posting series in which I periodically draw attention to a book that's about to be released(1) that I'm really excited about. These are books I'm planning to spend my own cash on but I haven't read so they're not reviews.
In The Cold Dark Ground
By Stuart MacBride
Stuart MacBride stands above all other tartan noir writers for me because while his thrillers are as gripping, gruesome and terrifying as his compatriots they're also laugh out loud funny. Frequently all of the above at the same time.
According to amazon it's out on January 14th - I've got my pre-order in.
(1) Or books that I missed the release of and are only just catching up on.
Friday, 8 January 2016
Monday, 4 January 2016
Teenaged Life on Radio Three
Teenaged life is not something I routinely associated with BBC Radio Three (the BBCs classical and jazz channel) and so it is fitting they have called in to ancient brothers to discuss the subject. True this may have something to do with my brothers new book about our family's early years.
Called Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists available from all good bookshops and on Amazon etc. I enjoyed it particularly because it filled in a lot of gaps in my family knowledge.
Here is an uncharacteristically pompous review by Alexei Sayle who I remember watching (before he was famous) at Party socials doing a hilarious routine about growing up communist.
Anyway David shall be plugging his book I shall be plugging David and the other guests will probably be wondering why we were invited.
When: Tuesday 5th January at 22:00
Where: BBC Radio Three
Plus, Matthew Sweet considers the social history of those difficult years talking to the neuroscientist Iroise Dumontheil of UCL and musician Viv Albertine and comparing different decades of teenage life. And Simon Stephens talks about the revival of his play Herons which explores the impact of gang bullying on a 14 year old boy.
Will be available on the iPlayer just as soon as they trim out all my swearing.