No sparkles, I promise!

Equoid (Laundry Files, #2.9)Equoid by Charles Stross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you want to read about some seriously weird, nasty, disturbing unicorns, grab yourself a copy of this free short story at…

No rainbows, sparkles or virgins in sight.

The writing style was a little confusing in parts. Think a horror version of Harry Dresden/Peter Grant, just nastier. Some strange humour, to liven things up. The police station was a shambling gem.

It could help, if you like HP Lovecraft. I wouldn‘t know, as I have never read him.

Hugo Award for Best Novella (2014)

I am not going near any farm buildings anytime soon… But the first book of the Laundry Files is going on my maybe-baby-list.

4 eviscerated, screeching eldritch stars. Thank you,!

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Progress on S.

S.S. by J.J. Abrams

Update May 18:
I finished the first pass, aka the plain text. I skimmed it, though, it wasn‘t a full read through. I feel pretty uninspired. There was no tension to the story and I didn‘t care for any of the characters. One star for plenty of weirdness.
Will give it a break and then get on with the black and blue margins next week…

Started reading, May 11:
How to read this?

Liam wrote: “So really it’s only three and a bit passes.
1st – Plain Text
2nd – Black and Blue
3rd – Green and Gold
4th – Purple and Red…”

There is also pale, grey witing in the margins. I am guessing it comes between your 1st and 2nd pass. But I am concentrating on the plain text first. I have read (skimmed, really) the first two chapters, trying not to get distracted by the margins and the inserts. Mysterious.

It might be important to leave the inserts where they are. Their position might be significant. I am trying to ignore them.

I found this, which looks intersting and claims to be spoler-free:…

Just received, January 12, 2018… What a fabulous looking book!

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