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Just popped in to say hi. How are you all? You're looking splendid, as always. Is that a new haircut?

anyhoo, my 'read all the books in my house which I haven't yet read' challenge for 2013 continues apace. Just finished book #6 and am in the process of choosing book #7.

What was book #6, I hear you ask? It was London Falling, by Paul Cornell.

Yes, *that* Paul Cornell.

The book was fab - kind of a darker, nastier version of Ben Aaronovitch's equally excellent Rivers of London series - about a group of coppers who come up against a Big Supernatural Bad, that only they can see, and decide that they'll take it down in the only way they know how, by solid police work.

Great stuff, well written with some ace characters. Sets up well for a sequel too. Go read it.

Then, when you've read that, put your pre-orders in for Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls - it's out in May and is about a time-travelling serial killer and a girl who didn't die.


If you can't wait until May, pick up Lauren's earlier book, Zoo City. Which is utterly brilliant too.

Right, off to choose book #7. TTFN!
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boliviafang From: boliviafang Date: February 3rd, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC) (linky)
Hmm. The first London Falling that comes up on Amazon features a cartoon dog and a tower of cupcakes on the cover.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: February 4th, 2013 09:04 am (UTC) (linky)
paula_abroad From: paula_abroad Date: February 6th, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC) (linky)
i shall have a close watch on this reading list. :)

*makes notes*
dakegra From: dakegra Date: February 6th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC) (linky)
It's here:

I'm a bit behind with the reviews. Deffo read London Falling though, and The Shining Girls.
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