SOCKPUPPET by Matthew Blakstad

SOCKPUPPET Matthew Blakstad (www.matthewblakstad.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £16.99 Days before the nationwide rollout of Number 10’s Digital Citizen initiative, news appears online that the pilot scheme has been hacked, and the data stolen. The source of the information becomes an immediate suspect, but there’s only one problem: famous Parley personality sic_girl doesn’t exist; she’s […]

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The 2015 Round-Up

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year that has been. As is now “traditional”, I’ll be using this post to talk about my favourite books of the year, but first a quick blast through some of the non-bookish stuff that happened in the past […]

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SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson

SEVENEVES Neal Stephenson (www.nealstephenson.com) The Borough Press (www.boroughpress.co.uk) £20.00 The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. It was waxing, only one day short of full. The time was 05:03:12 UTC. Later it would be designated A+0.0.0, or simply Zero. An unknown Agent has split the moon into seven pieces, which remain […]

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ALIF THE UNSEEN by G. Willow Wilson

ALIF THE UNSEEN G. Willow Wilson (www.gwillowwilson.com) Corvus Books (corvus-books.co.uk) £12.99 Released: 1st September 2012 Get your pen and paper, it said. I will tell you the final story. It comes with a warning. “What’s that?” When you hear it, you will become someone else. From time to time I’ll start reading a book and […]

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The 2011 Round-Up

As the end of the year approaches, I have decided to break from the straightforward review posts that have populated Reader Dad to date, to do a brief round-up of the year’s reading, including my Top 10 of 2011 and my Most Disappointing of 2011. THE ROUND-UP If you have checked out my newly-added Reading […]

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