Barbarian Book Club: 11 June 2017

Another month of reading has come and gone. The beautiful Japanese spring is ending and the rainy season is about to begin. I managed to finish two novels, one history book, and several short stories this month. Both of my fiction reads made up the closing chapters of their respective trilogies. The upcoming June rains …

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Book Reviews: I’m over it.

After giving it some thought I have decided to quit writing book reviews on here. I'm just not into them. I spend too much time thinking about what to write and how to put it down. Time that I should spend writing. So no more single post book reviews. First of all, I don't want …

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The Trespasser by Tana French

I'm a huge fan of mysteries, crime fiction, detective fiction and all encompassing subgenres. Currently, my favorite crime fiction writer is Tana French. I'm a huge fan of her novels, last year I read all five of them back to back. Last week, her sixth novel, The Trespasser, came out. I picked it up and devoured …

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Cirsova: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine #3

During one of my recent adventures through the blogosphere, I came across Cirsova and Cirsova Magazine. Reading the mission statement and description intrigued me so I picked up the latest issue. I put my current read on pause and read the excellent stories found in issue number 3. Wow! Finally, some fantasy short stories that …

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky

After about a year or so of hearing Daniel Polansky brought up whenever dark gritty fantasy was discussed I finally got around to reading some of his stuff. I picked up his Hugo-nominated novella, The Builders as a quick read between larger novels. The Builders is an anthropomorphic grimdark western. A band of violent, gun-slinging, talking …

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