LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

9th May 2018
by Leigh Forbes
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The Algorithm of Power

by Pedro Barrento. I really wanted to like this book – the premise was clever, and Barrento creates a convincing fantasy world. But I struggled with the writing, which I found incessantly “tell-y”. And it was so long (the equivalent … Continue reading

13th August 2017
by Leigh Forbes
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This Census Taker

by China Miéville. A boy comes running into town, crying murder. He is confused and upset, and it takes a while for the townsfolk (and for him) to understand what has happened. And even then, no one’s sure. The first … Continue reading