[DWJ] Best of 2008

Ehsan Roudiani es at historicalfact.com
Sun Dec 21 08:25:46 EST 2008

I've not read any of Cory Doctorow's books yet so can't comment on  
them, but I do know him and you could very safely introduce a child to  
him! I shall have to get round to reading some of his stuff now, I am  

I've recently read 'The Master of the Fallen Chairs' by Henry Porter,  
and liked that a lot. Cracking premise which I won't spoil and only  
really one criticism which would be a spoiler but didn't ruin it at all.
I'm stubbornly waiting for House of Many Ways in paperback as I've  
just got too many books to buy hardbacks.


On 21 Dec 2008, at 12:48, Mark Allums wrote:

> Can we comment about these here?  And top post?  :)
> I am not too keen on Cory Doctorow.  I don't know if I would want to
> introduce a child to him.  I guess it depends a bit on how one feels
> about Marxists.  (Quasi-Marxists, anyway.)
> Zoe's Tale should be good; Scalzi can write.  Some may not care for  
> the
> work (the work aimed at adults will not appeal to everyone), but for  
> the
> most part, what he does, he does well.
> If I were to contribute to the given list, however, I don't guess I
> could find any better examples than these.
> Mark Allums

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