Author Archives: Dove

Thoughts: Die Analphabetin Die Rechnen Konnte, by Jonas Jonasson and translated by Wibke Kuhn

You might think I’ve been reading faster than the human eye can possibly read, but actually this one has been in the works for months – we’ve been reading it bit by bit during and between German classes, and we … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot

This isn’t going to be long or deep, but hey, I read it, so why not? After seeing the amazing Cats film over Christmas, we wandered into a secondhand bookshop in Manchester, where by serendipity was waiting for us a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tarzan the Terrible, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The last Tarzan (in the anthology on my Kindle)! Yes! I have survived! And you know what? This was probably the one I got along the most with. Skimming Goodreads reviews, people have wildly differing opinions of all the Tarzans, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal el-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Truly, this is the briefest palate-cleanser between Tarzans. Partly because this book is a novella, but also because it’s of that kind of particularly swallowable book. Lately I feel like I talk about swallowing books whole or inhaling them a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tarzan the Untamed, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

There are so many Tarzans. Say what you want about Burroughs – and I do – but the man was prolific. Tarzan the Untamed is back in the normal Tarzan chronology, so we meet him as an adult ape-man with … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers

It feels like I’m absolutely racing through books lately, so here I am again lest I overtake myself in reading and give myself a backlog again. There are some cracking books I ended up just skipping over to get back … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Jungle Tales of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have no idea how there can be so many Tarzan books in this one anthology. Could be worse. I once read 15 Oz books in a row because I found them for free when I was looking for The … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, by Gaston Leroux

I didn’t want to drop my habit of reading French, so I bumped this little gem about five years up my TBR, and it didn’t disappoint! Confession: My knowledge of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not as thorough as … Continue reading

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Thoughts: A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers

Lucky me ended up going into work for a thing that could only be done in the office, and to make up for this outrage, with me went the colleague who had lent me The Long Way To A Small … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Nana, by Emile Zola

Well, don’t I feel fancy? I do. I feel incredibly fancy. Not as fancy as Nana in her splendour, but still. We try. At this point I think I can say that I just really like Zola. Many spoilers below. … Continue reading

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