“Searching for unicors in publishers’ catalogs“, indeed. A useful list by Electric Literature‘s R.O. Kwon. Titles that caught Mod Clo’s attention: Human Acts by Han Kang Han Kang’s Booker Prize International-winning The Vegetarian, depicting a woman’s ferocious struggle with her family, was one of the most celebrated, and unnerving, books of 2016. Her new… Read More Linked article: “34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year”
Title: Every Heart A Doorway (novelette, 2016 winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novella) Author: Seanan McGuire Review by: Captain Clo Verdict: imaginative worldbuilding, unimaginative plot, stilted writing in random places. I’ve first hear about this book around the time it was nominated for the Nebula Award, since the book also features an asexual… Read More REVIEW: “Every Heart A Doorway”, or: What if all possible fantasylands existed, and you could travel to them? (hint: you’re going to die)
Title: Rivers Of London & Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant/Rivers of London series, book 1&2) Author: Ben Aaronovitch Review by: Captain Clo Verdict: enjoyable, slightly bland, with a side serving of salt. I’m reviewing these two together because I’ve read them one after the other, and I think they’re overall pretty similar. I was interested… Read More REVIEW: “Rivers of London” & “Moon Over Soho”, or: so you’re a London nerd?