Written by Lara Thompson

I'll get more up here soon! In the meantime...

Books!

I try to review everything I read. I fail on some comics, some short stories, but those don't count to the number of books read...

A few recent reviews

Traitor's Blade
it was amazing
Classic fantasy set in a fallen world with corrupt dukes narrated by the dead king's lead Greatcoat, Falcio, a man with a sense of humour despite so many losses and reasonably good with a sword. As good as the world is built and the plo...
Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread— The Lessons from a New Science
liked it
Although the conclusions are sometimes repeats of classic arguments (eg. Jane Jacob's assertions about the ideal city = active core of business/entertainment easily reached by satellite hubs of smaller cities of ideal size for social int...
In the Hand of the Goddess
it was amazing
I somehow missed the sex as a kid (and with Alanna only 15!) but it's a natural progression and befits the world. She's a wonderful protagonist (proud, brave, stubborn with a flaring temper). I see now where later books have borrowed (qu...

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