July 2016
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Living With Shakespeare is a collection of essays by various folk, ranging from academics and authors to actors and directors...
Living with Shakespeare: Actors, Directors, and Writers on Shakespeare in Our Time - Susannah Carson
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reviewed: Their lives mattered only in their sum
It would be impossible to discuss anything that happens in the third book of R. Scott Bakker’s Aspect Emperor series without ...
The Great Ordeal: Book Three (The Aspect-Emperor Trilogy) - R. Scott Bakker
June 2016
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reviewed: The author of Hamlet was a woman? Well, I've heard stranger stuff...
What if...Anne Shakespeare had followed her husband to London and, posing as his sister, collaborated with him? In fact, bein...
The Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare - Arliss Ryan
reviewed: Decent but not extraordinary collection
Aliens: Recent Encounters is a decent collection of stories, most dealing with the consequences of encounters between humans ...
Aliens: Recent Encounters - Alex Dally MacFarlane, Catherynne M. Valente, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Liu, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, An Owomoyela, Zen Cho, Vandana Singh, Molly Gloss, Desirina Boskovich, Genevieve Valentine, Jamie Barras
Augustine lives alone an an observatory at the north pole, living out his days doing what he loves when everyone else evacuat...
If high fantasy mechanics are your bag, there are way too many "but, wait" moments here to make you happy. The evil, possibly...
Might I begin by saying that Booklikes not having a cover for this novel is weak as fuck. I've recently been assigned a bunch...
March 2016
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reviewed: Flawed but interesting retelling of Oedipus
Jocasta falls just short of three stars for two reasons, which I’ll detail below.First, a precis: The novel recasts the myth ...
Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus - Victoria Grossack;Alice Underwood
January 2016
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reviewed: A tragically unknown tale of Arthur's Britain
I was sitting on the fence about whether or not to give this book three or four stars. It’s not an unalloyed “4” but neither ...
The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis - Clemence Housman