Tag Archives: speculative fiction

Thoughts: Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

I was vaguely aware this had been a film, but haven’t seen it, so as usual there will be no insightful comparison from me. The posters make it look gloriously romantic though. And thankfully Winnie is aged up. Because oh … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Shoeless Joe, by W. P. Kinsella

Before we start, no, I have not seen Field of Dreams, so you won’t find anything out about how similar or different it is to the book. Secondly I don’t know if the classic spoiler warning counts here? Field of … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Inheritors, by William Golding

I feel like I should have a lot to say about this one, but I don’t think I do, and I’m disappointed with myself. I should have clever things to say – it was a clever book, but what can … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

You know how sometimes the outside world seems to conspire to create these sort of teachable moments aimed solely at you? Where outside events are suddenly relevant to something private you’re doing or learning? Well, while I was reading The … Continue reading

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Thoughts: How to be Both, by Ali Smith

This was originally not on my list but had been on my radar, and when a friend offered me a copy, I considered it a sign. Before continuing, I’ll explain the structure of the book a bit. How to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Lady Into Fox, by David Garnett

I picked this one up because I read a review of a ballet production of it, and thought it sounded exactly like the sort of thing I’d wish I’d written. Is it? I’m not sure. It’s very of its time. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Travelling Cat Chronicles, by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel

Long time no see… I didn’t mean for my break to go on this long! I was powering through to the end of a round of edits on a story, and then I sort of needed a break from all … Continue reading

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Thoughts: A Tale For The Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki

This isn’t going to be a nuanced piece at all, just to warn you. There won’t be any analysis of technique or meaty musings on style and technique and effect. This is going to be a gush. You have been … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Short Story Round-Up!

In late October I read a load of short stories in a short timeframe, so I’m going to do a quick round-up here. I’ll be doing a similar graphic novel round-up soon too, because I’ve been riding that train these … Continue reading

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