Tag Archives: Grimdark

Review of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I’ve seen it written of both Noir/Hardboiled and Westerns that the genre died as soon as it became self-aware.  I think we can safely say the same about Grimdark.  I almost DNF’d Nevernight.  It’s not by accident that the only … Continue reading

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Review of The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Our long national nightmare is over.  Book 4 of Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series, The Thorn of Emberlain, has a(nother) release date of September 22.  UK for now, but a US release date should follow. The Republic of Thieves is … Continue reading

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Review of Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Red Seas Under Red Skies is the sequel to Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora.  We rejoin Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen, the surviving members of the Gentlemen Bastards, licking their wounds from the previous book and having fled Camorr.  … Continue reading

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Review of The Lies of Locke Lamora

Our long national nightmare is over.  Book 4 of Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series, The Thorn of Emberlain, has a(nother) release date of September 22.  UK for now, but a US release date should follow.  In honor of that, below … Continue reading

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DNF Review of Snakewood by Adrian Selby

(DNF stands for Did Not Finish, which is not nearly as cool as DTF.)  I’ve always been a “finisher” when it comes to books.  Or at least I’ve always pretended to be, as a bookshelf full of heavy nonfiction with … Continue reading

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Review of Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan

M.D. Lachlan is one of several pen names of Mark Barrowcliffe. He just published a book stateside under another pen name, Mark Alder. I reviewed that book, Son of the Morning, last week. Wolfsangel is a darkly poetic re-imagining of … Continue reading

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Review of The Builders by Daniel Polansky

A mouse, a stoat, a possum, a salamander, a badger, a mole, and an owl walk into a bar… …And from that one-note joke comes a pretty damn fine novella. The Captain—a scowling, one-eyed mouse—and his crew lost a civil … Continue reading

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