Daily Archives: June 23, 2012

The Solitary House – Lynn Shepherd

From where we stand, the air is so deadened with a greasy yellow fog that you can barely see three paces ahead, and risk stumbling in the street over milk-cans, shattered bottles, and what look at first like rat-ridden heaps … Continue reading

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Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

Following the common fantasy theme of orphan coming into power and fighting evil, Shadow & Bone is an enjoying read.  Alina and Mal grew up as best friends in an orphanage and now serve in the army.  Mal is a … Continue reading

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Roadside Picnic – Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugasky

Aliens have visited the earth, stopping briefly at several sites and leaving behind their trash in areas known as Zones.  Though most of the mystifying debris is extremely dangerous, some of it accidentally proves to be useful.  The scientists can’t … Continue reading

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