While Hard Light and Wylding Hall are in different genres—respectively, crime fiction and ghost story—they both engage with the same source material. Both texts engage with the folklore of Britain and subcultures/underground artistic movements. 423 more words
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Elizabeth Hand – “Generation Loss” (353p, ebook/print) This is one of my alltime-favourite novels, because it works on so many levels. This book answers the question what happened to the fans of the grim postpunk-movement in NY, teaches you interesting things of photography as art form and at the core of the book there is a deep, hurting mystery to solve for Cass Neary, the brutal and admirable leading character of this wonderful book. 32 more words
The first batch of 2016’s reading, which, er, seems to be entirely works from last year. I don’t normally read a great deal of recent fiction, and especially books that are less than twelve months old – although, to be fair, I need to get my choices in for the BSFA Award before the end of the month… And some of them feature below. 1,408 more words