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Tonight’s read: The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. Because who wouldn’t want to read a book that’s J. K. Rowling, Russian style?

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In Praise of Pratchett: Guards! Guards!

Sometimes, tiny little details that appear to be insignificant at the time assume a greater prominence later on. Terry Pratchett’s first two Discworld novels were published by Colin Smythe Ltd, but their success meant that Pratchett would need a larger publisher, and Smythe became his agent instead, whilst the hardbacks started to appear from Gollancz SF. 1,558 more words

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The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko: a book lost in translation

To say that I was feeling adrift after Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy would be an understatement. I missed a good fantasy novel. I wanted fantasy, adventure, worlds in worlds, and above all a good narrative. 452 more words

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Day 2: Rijks and Bikes

Song of the day: “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts

The day began with a jolt.  Snorers are an inherent risk whenever you book a hostel, and one of the guys in our dorm sounded like a goddamn nuclear jackhammer.   558 more words

‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘Les Boulevards de ceinture (Ring Roads)’

Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of Jaime Grijalba’s four-part series “The Occupation Quadrilogy: ‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano.”

The novel that closes Patrick Modiano’s “Occupation Trilogy” seems to be the most important in terms of preparing him for what would come next in his career. 686 more words

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‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘La Ronde de Nuit (The Night Watch)’

Editor’s Note: This is part three of Jaime Grijalba’s four-part series “The Occupation Quadrilogy: ‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano.”

This second novel is what certainly feels the closest to Louis Malle’s wonderful film… 519 more words

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