Category Archives: philosophical

The City and the City by China Mieville

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad finds deadly conspiracies beneath a seemingly routine murder. From the decaying Beszel, he joins detective Qussim Dhatt in rich vibrant Ul Qoma, and both are enmeshed in a sordid … Continue reading

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Starfish (Rifters 01) by Peter Watts

I will never thank dear Melfka enough for recommending books for me. Thank you, my dear, I owe you. Synopsis (from Goodreads): A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Hell Is Empty (Walt Longmire 07) by Craig Johnson

I got this one as a gift from Tasha/heidenkind – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Well-read and world-weary, Sheriff Walt Longmire has been maintaining order in Wyoming’s Absaroka County for more than thirty years, but in this riveting … Continue reading

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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos 01) by Dan Simmons

Oh, my lovely Melfka, what would I do without your recommendations?   Synopsis (from Goodreads): On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship … Continue reading

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Echopraxia (Firefall 02) by Peter Watts

Echopraxia: meaningless repetition or imitation of the movements of others as a symptom of psychiatric disorder. Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific … Continue reading

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The Etruscan by Mika Waltari

Synopsis: Set in the 5th century BC it is the first person narration telling the story of Turms from Ephesus a.k.a Lars Turms. We meet Turms as a young man, an exile who, after burning the temple of Kybele in … Continue reading

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Review: Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

This book was recommended by Carole Rae on her blog – thank you, I owe you again! Synopsis (in a form of a pastiche): Victor Mancini is a recovering sexaholic. Perhaps “recovering” isn’t the right word but it’s the first … Continue reading

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Review: The Old Axolotl: Hardware Dreams (Starość Aksolotla) by Jacek Dukaj

Synopsis: Imagine a world after a sudden cosmic catastrophe which has sterilized the Earth of all living things. Only a small number of humans have managed to copy digitalized versions of their minds onto hardware. Now those lucky (?) few … Continue reading

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Review: The Unspeakable by Peter Anderson

I was sent a complimentary copy of this one by the agent promoting the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis (from Goodreads): It is … Continue reading

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