June 12, 2021
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"In my opinion even better than the first in the trilogy. Yo creo que mejor que el primero incluso."
"This is an admirable continuation of Red Mars. The relationships and the landscape are the stars of the show."
Paul gave 5 stars to Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Kim Stanley Robinson
I was expecting to rate this four stars, but the ending is so powerful that it gets an extra one. This is a novel that will stay with me for quite some time.
Paul is currently reading Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema
June 4, 2021
I had my first Pfizer jab yesterday and it all went remarkably smoothly — from turning up at the vaccination centre to sitting down in the post-jab waiting room, the whole process only took about ten minutes. And, after the compulsory 15 minute wait, I went out for a drink, because of course I did. … Continue reading Jabbed: Part One →
May 25, 2021
Today is the 25th May, which is Towel Day, an annual celebration of the works of Douglas Adams. As such, now is the time of the year at which I grab a towel and remind you all that… It’s a tough universe. There’s all sorts of people and things trying to do you, kill you, … Continue reading Don’t Panic! →
May 24, 2021
Paul gave 3 stars to Songs of Earth and Power: The Complete Series (ebook)
May 21, 2021
Long term readers of this blog may remember The Haggis Crisis of 2021 and the news that the British Store online had been forced to suspend taking orders due to Brexit related supply issues. I have, of course, been watching the site ever since and am inappropriately happy to report that, when I returned home … Continue reading Crisis averted →
May 20, 2021
One positive bit of news that I almost missed is that Belgium now has a plan for leaving lockdown. The plan is, as ever, dependent on vaccination schedules but we should see a re-opening of restaurants and cinemas on June 9th. Restaurants are already able to open their terraces to groups of four or less … Continue reading Leaving Lockdown →
May 19, 2021
I’ve been a bit quiet over the past week or so, both online and off, and there’s a reason for this. On Sunday 9th May — Mother’s Day in Belgium — I discovered, quite spectacularly, that I suffer from hypertension and have just spent the last week and a half in hospital. This proved to … Continue reading Hypertension →
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is 21% done with <a href="/book/show/39858606-songs-of-earth-and-power">Songs of Earth and Power</a>.
Paul wrote: Tonally, this reminds me a lot of Gormenghast. It has the same sort of very slow story that you can just drift along with as details emerge as and when they will.
I wasn't initially convinced, but the novel is growing on me the more I read.