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Deliciously, monstrously strange: Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt

Undermajordomo Minor is a tale of gothic terror, transcendent love, and ultimately an experiment in how far tropes can be twisted and turned.

And oh, it’s good. 498 more words


The last lot of 2015

The end of the year seems an arbitrary but not insignificant marker in the continuum of life, so I realise that I’m putting undue pressure on, but I’m a finisher. 795 more words


Cover to Cover with Undermajordomo Minor and the covers of Dan Stiles

I’ve been talking about Undermajordomo Minor for ages – and while I was beginning to lose hope that this day would ever come, I finally have a copy officially and safely ensconced on my Kindle / my roommate’s bookshelf. 203 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: the continuously elusive releases of 2015

I wrote about the elusive releases of 2015 for a fall Top Ten Tuesday, but surprise, surprise – they still elude me. I’ll keep this short and wistful! 732 more words


Undermajordomo Minor - Patrick de Witt

This is a delightful book with intrigue, passionate love and loss, and some very dark places. In other words, it is a fable! Lucy Minor is a great character with vivid flaws like lying. 14 more words

Best Of 2015

A Winner and a Finalist

So, we have a winner for October’s Reading Roulette and it is…..drum roll please……The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt.

Voting was very close and I have a feeling that I might try and squeeze The Thirteenth Tale and The Hound of the Baskervilles into October’s reading plans as well! 133 more words

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Reading Roulette - October!

It seems like a long time since I have done a Reading Roulette, but I think it’s time once again to put my literary fate in your capable hands and ask you to pick one of my October reads from the 746! 326 more words

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