Yearly Archives: 2011

First Lines: Rush

Like Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, Jonathan Friesen’s Rush was recommended to me in a local bookstore. But unlike DG&DP, Rush didn’t quite grab me. Probably because the whole “live fase, die hard, leave a pretty corpse” thing is kinda wasted on me. Not a bad book by any means, just not my cup of… Read more »

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First Lines: Fifteen Hours

All I knew about Warhammer 40,000 was that it involved grown men collecting and painting miniature game pieces. I assume some game play is involved. What I did not know is that there were quite a few spin-offs, and a load of novels involved. Mitchel Scanlon’s Fifteen Hours is one of those novels, and my… Read more »

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Eerste zinnen: De avonden

Op de lijst van de 40 boeken die ik voor mijn 40e verjaardag gelezen wil hebben konden een aantal klassiekers uit de Nederlandse litaratuur niet ontbreken. Opvallend is wel dat ik verhaaltechnisch vooralsnog weinig plezier aan die categorie beleef. Niet dat De avonden een slecht boek is. ‘t Is eerder dat een beschrijving van een… Read more »

My Weekend

My plans for this weekend were huge. In fact, they were grandiose. Epically cinematic. Just thinking about it would first sweep you off your feet completely and then totally blow your mind. It would be like the awesomest thing you’d ever see, multiplied by kick-ass with glitter and sparkles thrown in for good measure. It… Read more »

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First Lines: Horns

Ig has had a terrible year: his girlfriend Merrin was raped and murdered, and he was the only suspect. While no one could pin anything on him—he’s innocent, after all—in the court of public opinion he’s guilty as sin. Then, after spending a night drunk and doing terrible things, he wakes up with a pair… Read more »