Author Archives: midiguru

Time After Time

Take half a dozen likable but very imperfect young people. Toss them head-first into a really bizarre predicament — a world they don’t understand, and people who are trying to kill them. Give them each a super-power that they don’t … Continue reading

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The Perils of Irene

I’ve just ordered the third book in the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman, so I may as well admit I’ve enjoyed the first two. The action is fast-paced, and the fantasy world premise is both fresh and quirky. The … Continue reading

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Squid Cakes

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m too old and stodgy. I’ve been trying to read Kraken, by China MiĆ©ville, but after 125 pages (a quarter of the way through the book) I have no urge to keep reading. Yes, I’d … Continue reading

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Druids R Us

I’ve never read any Celtic fantasy — never had the desire. But someone on one of the book groups where I hang out was lavish in praise of Juliet Marillier, so I went down to the library and picked out … Continue reading

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Oh-Kay

Halfway through Guy Gavriel Kay’s Children of Earth and Sky, I got bogged down. Took it back to the library. But I’ve liked some of Kay’s other books, and the story nagged at me, so I checked it out again. … Continue reading

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Long Day’s Journey

The time-honored, lint-covered line is, “It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings!” Ah, well. What I hoped was the fat lady singing turns out to have been the screech of brake drums, or possibly the hooting of a distant … Continue reading

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Moral Boils

Now and then I wander down the aisles at the local public library and pick up a book by an author whose name I don’t know. A new author is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re … Continue reading

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