No additional messages when I hover over the links?
Those are some of the best bits in your columns (and that's a high bar)
Some analysis of the Australian experience with transport funding and pre-election promises here. Can be useful to learn from other's experiences before jumping in.
Bridge of Birds, Story of the Stone, Eight Skilled Gentlemen
Oh god those are amazing! I have physical copies but I think I’ll just get them electronically
I'll take the physical copies off your hands so you can free up valuable space...
the background becomes as much fun as the plot
Which is part of the Stross's Laundry Files is so much fun - Lovecraftian horrors invoked by technology, dealt with by the modern British Civil Service... (another plug for 'The Rook' too)
Back on the Detective novels, good page turners for the summer holidays - Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series have that background that pulls you in, and a really dry wit.
Tony Hillerman's Chee and Leaphorn novels,
Kinky Friedman - yes that is the name, a singing detective...
Sci/Fi murder mystery and "what just happened?"
The rook by Daniel O'Malley.
Summary: The body you are wearing used to be mine.? So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves
Someone in the comments is all “I only read Pratchett and Gaiman”
That, and not reading anything by a woman writer just because of who they are, does not make any sense to me.
It's like a part of the reasoning process is missing, leaving me going "What?". More, its as if this part was not even simply overlooked but wilfully ignored - WTF?
+1 for Julian May and Elisabeth Moon (just got my hands on her short story collection in Pak's world)
Also C S Friedman for the Coldfire Trilogy, and Caitlín R. Kiernan - the Drowning Girl really gets under your skin.
And now I have to dig out and re-read these all again...
My daughter expressed an interest in reading the Dragonlance trilogy after we watched the old animated movie in the holidays. She's reading the Percy Jackson series now - any suggestions an advanced reader the twelve year old range?
My "Books I must read" list is heading towards critical mass...
Is this a bad thing?