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Random meanderings about the books I love—or don't. 

Interspersed with observations about my hobbies: Beer & Wine, Bridge, Bikes and Bow-wows.

Currently reading

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Pontypool Changes Everything
Tony Burgess
Hodd - Adam Thorpe Didn't live up to its billing. I'd heard a lot of hype about this book, and would have been happy to read "a thrilling re-examination of myth", but far from thrilling it's a rather repetitive walk down memory lane of a monastic-page turned outlaw turned monastic, Much the Miller's son. In Thorpe's vision, the narrator spends a huge amount of time discussing theological issues that would be of no interest even to the most devout modern Christian (Thorpe then elides much of that, but it's still so boring...). Skip it.