Some very obscure authors might well merit reprinting…
I need a breath of fresh air. Any fans of the 'New Weird' writer China Miéville? I'm two-thirds through Perdido Street Station, wondering whether I want to continue. His imagination can't be faulted, but a lot of it is revolting. One critic said it was the Wizard of Oz written by the Marquis de Sade. … Continue reading Squick
"They yield their full sense only in the light of Babylonian astrology, Talmudic speculation, the liturgy of the Ethiopian Church, the homilies of Clement of Alexandria, the religious essays of Plutarch, and recent studies of Bronze Age archaeology."
À la vie, Halévy!
Murder in Japan (The Inugami Curse) and France (The Forbidden House).
I haven’t posted since mid-February; I’ve been finishing a major project, which has taken much of my time. I’ve read few detective stories, partly for lack of time, partly for lack of inclination. I have 90-odd on my Kindle, and a lot on my shelves to reread – but finding a really satisfying detective story … Continue reading Limiers in the limelight
The prolific John Street's third pseudonym has just been reprinted.
Hot tramp sex in Regent's Park!
Fair and unfair.
Macdonald and murder in the city of the Habsburgs.