Tag Archives: satire

I, Maybot

Book Review: I, Maybot, by John Crace I noticed on Goodreads this was only scheduled for release the day I finished reading it. I assume it slipped through any embargo at the work book sale, or perhaps the publisher metadata … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Book Review: Kompromat, by Stanley Johnson I hesitated over this one in the work book sale, as I wasn’t sure I had the stomach for it, but in the end decided to “feel the fear and do it anyway”. After … Continue reading

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A Golden Age, Revisited

Book Review: Five Go On A Strategy Away Day, by Bruno Vincent I’m behind on book reviews. I picked this up in a recent book sale at work as a bit of a joke, having seen it and others in … Continue reading

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Samper Fidelis

Book Review: Rancid Pansies, by James Hamilton-Paterson This is the third in Hamilton-Paterson’s Gerald Samper series, and although I don’t think it’s necessary to know the back-story, it certainly helps. The previous book ended – metaphorically though not literally – … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dilbert Principle, by Scott Adams Two of my former co-workers got me this as an additional leaving present. Perhaps it’s surprising that I didn’t already have a copy. What is most striking is that The Dilbert Principle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amazing Disgrace, by James Hamilton-Paterson Gerald Samper has come to hate one-armed yachtswoman Millie Cleat with a passion, but needs to ensure her “autobiography” (ghost-written by You Know Who) is a success financially. Meanwhile, and through the sort … Continue reading

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The Good Life

Book Review: Cooking with Fernet Branca, by James Hamilton-Paterson I decided to give this a re-read in preparation for reading its sequel. It turns out that enough time has passed for the details to be fresh once again. Fortunately, it … Continue reading

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