The OF Blog: Mid-week Links

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Mid-week Links

Listed below are some posts that I think are worthy of being signaled out:

Eve's Alexandria has a review of Ian MacLeod's The Summer Isles. Well worth the read, especially for how the review is structured to provide enough specific information without revealing everything. The quotes cited in particular make this seem just the sort of book I'd like to read, one of inner turmoil amid a time of worrisome change.

Continuing with last week's bit on reviews, I found it quite providential that Jeff VanderMeer has cited a maxim of W.H. Auden's about what qualities a good reviewer ought to have.

Graeme's Fantasy Book Review has a short interview with horror writer Brian Keene.

William Lexner reviews Ken Follett's World Without End.

Ken over at Neth Space has graphed his review scores, with some intriguing results and conclusions.

Rob Bedford reviews Fleet of Worlds, which is one of a dozen or so review copies still remaining in my unread pile. Soon, perhaps...maybe.

Two reviews of Robert V.S. Redick's The Red Wolf Conspiracy, by Sandstorm Reviews and The Wertzone. Seems like different takes on a novel. Perhaps reading extended excerpts might help with reader opinions?

SF Diplomat writes an intriguing review of Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road, with some remarks about "Jewishness" in fantasy that might be worthy of a further examination.

Jay Tomio reviews Gregory Frost's Shadow Bridge, due out within the next month or so, depending on the source. Hopefully, Del Rey will see fit to send me a review copy.

The Gravel Pit reviews Scott Lynch's Red Seas Under Red Skies.

Matthew Cheney has many links to share of interest, including the announcement of the latest LitBlog Co-op book discussion choice.

La Gringa has discovered the fun and frivolity that is at the heart of Bob Jones University's dress code. I'm waiting for her to next pull a Scalzi and take a guided tour of the South Carolina school the way Scalzi did of the Creation Museum in Kentucky.

And on that note, I'll end this post.

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