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The Abominable by Dan Simmons

Published: 2013 by Sphere My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “This altitude is not of this world, I think dully. We humans are not meant or evolved to be up here, I think, with some small sense of panic … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett

First Published: 1998 (Kindle ed. 2012 by Fourth Estate) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Do you ever feel this in your travels out west? That all the unexplored parts of the world are closing their doors; that so … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Published: 2007 by Bantam My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The blue flame in his chest had burrowed towards his heart like some alien entity, lingered like a disease, and centered in him as an almost unwanted core of … Continue reading

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Dog and Butterfly: Letters Home by John Philip Riffice

First Published: 2013 by Bella Media Management My copy: Supplied to me free of charge by the author, in return for an honest review Memorable quote: “Taped to my closet door, though, was the very first note he ever left … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Dreams: The Lost Worlds of Clark Ashton Smith

Published: Stories first published between 1926 – 1989 (this collection 2002 by Gollancz) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The place has the air of a thirsty vampire, waiting to drink me in somehow if it can. It is … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

First Published: 1936 (Pan Books ed. 2013) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I’m tired of everlastingly being unnatural and never doing anything I want to do. I’m tired of acting like I don’t eat … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

First Published: 1850 My copy: Free download on Kindle Memorable quote: “It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself.” Thoughts: I’d never previously tackled … Continue reading

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Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur

First Published: 1995 (UK edition by Bloomsbury 2004) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “In a place without bacteria, nothing degrades as you would expect; there are no mice to eat the crumbs of the past, no worms to … Continue reading

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Published: 2012 by Bloomsbury My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package Hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague. Hope … Continue reading

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Pym by Mat Johnson

Published: 2012 by Spiegel and Grau My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “That is how they stay so white: by refusing to accept blemish or history. Whiteness isn’t about being something, it is about being no thing, nothing, an … Continue reading

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