Book Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

In Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke combines the pace and setting of a Charles Dickens novel with the magic and mystery of Harry Potter or The Lord of The Rings.

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Bizarre Websites

I suppose Google and BBC News are great web sites, but if you venture a bit off the beaten path you can find some real gems lurking in the darker corners of the internet.

Music Review: Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns

Book Review: Draco Tavern

Larry Niven's collection of short stories based around a bar for aliens.

Book Review: Dead Man's Walk

The first book in Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove series.

Book Review: Zodiac

Neal Stephenson's Zodiac is narrated by Sangamon Taylor, an ex-chemist and eco-vigilante, willing to do whatever is necessary to stop the illegal dumping of chemicals by industry.

Book Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies

An interesting piece of non-fiction by Jared Diamond.

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Book Review: Late Nights on Air

Elizabeth Hay's Giller Prize winning novel has a very interesting setting, but falls short in characters and plot.

Lucas (Partially) Redeems Himself with Episode 3

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