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Neuromancer

Neuromancer is a sacred text of pop culture. It’s where terms like ‘cyberspace’ and ‘the matrix’ were popularised. With its release in 1984, William Gibson set the standard for cyberpunk fiction (it was somewhat prefigured by the 1982 film Blade Runner). The fabric of Neuromancer’s world has since seeped into […]

The Shack again

A few thoughts have been brewing on The Shack. Tamie has already skirted trinitarian red herrings and tackled a great deal. In the end, I just have a personal quibble: the way The Shack is written.

Duncton Wood (book review)

Welcome to the scurrying world of animal fantasy literature! Duncton Wood (1980) is the bestselling first novel in William Horwood’s epic six-book series about moles. The moles of Horwood’s ‘moledom’ are kung-fu fighters, writers, and liturgy-chanters, but are otherwise styled naturalistically, like Richard Adams’ rabbits in Watership Down (1972). Duncton Wood […]