Thursday, June 01, 2006

About this blog

"A book to kill time for those that like it better dead."
- Dame Rose Macaulay

Sometimes books are so good that food and sleep are just inconvenient interruptions. Sometimes they have me reaching for the matches. I've reviewed a few of these joys and atrocities on Amazon, but it was about time I put them all together on one site, so here it is.

Most of these will be genre fiction - SF, fantasy, horror and the occasional crime thriller - but I'll read pretty much anything. And if I don't like it, I will say so. If no-one gets the Nul Points score, how will the real gems stand out?

If anyone actually reads this blog and disagrees with me, feel free to comment; likewise if anyone wants to send me review copies, let me know and I'll provide an address (my email is ildrinn [at] yahoo [dot] com). Until then, there's plenty in the bookcase to be getting on with...

Note: I do accept self-published books, but if they're shit, I will have no mercy and give no quarter. You have been warned.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your site is on top of my favourites - Great work I like it.

9:15 am  
Blogger Rogue Blades Entertainment said...

You do have a well-crafted site and it's a pleasure to browse. I have added you to my list of blogs to visit.

6:35 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great blog, I have enjoyed reading it and will continue to do so.

8:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More, more, more!

8:05 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...i found your site today. Its great, and don't stop.

6:42 pm  
Blogger Finnegan M. Bloom said...

Great site. You've been added to my blogroll.

5:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice, I really enjoy your blog - I'd love to send you a review copy of one of our Fantasy titles - Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley. I didn't see an email contact - would you be able to send a message to if you are interested? Thanks so much.

7:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Alice. How should we get in touch with you to send a review copy for a new book? Regards, publisher[at]gaea//nospam//universe dot com

9:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Alice,

Please email me with a shipping address if you'd like to get on our list for review copies.

info [at] patronsaintpr [dot] com

11:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, most publishers won't go through the trouble of filling out your comments section and waiting for a response, they're looking for an email address to send you a review invite and if you don't have an email address listed they move on to another blogger.

1:43 am  
Blogger Rogue Blades Entertainment said...

Alice - would you be interested in reading an anthology of heroic adventure?

drop me a line with your mailing address if so, please. Thank you.

3:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, just found your site and enjoyed your style of reviewing--very thought provoking. I've added a link on my SF review blog, Jumpdrives & Cantrips.

3:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How should people get in contact with you to send books in for you to review? Thanks erin.durante AT yahoo DOT com

10:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love yout blog, but i had a quick question on the set up. How do you make page just about the blog, and how do you make a link to it. For example you have links to multiple pages on you do you do that?

5:52 pm  
Blogger amuletts said...

Hi, I really like your blog. I wonder whether you'd be kind enough to check out my new fantasy webcomic and maybe write a reviw about it? It's Epic Fail at
I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

6:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should review some Charlie Huston MinDonner would be interesting to so your take on it!


7:43 am  
Anonymous Crescent Varrone said...

loved your review of Danielewski's House of Leaves -- keep it up!

you may also be interested in Shadows in Summer

let me know if you would like a review copy

"Four stars out of five!" says ForeWord CLARION Reviews. "For readers who love something meaty to sink their teeth into, especially something with a foreign flavor and an unusual twist, Varrone's novel should satisfy."

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11:34 pm  
Anonymous The Fantasizer said...


Am I the only loser out there who has'nt still come up with a blog. Enough of my self reprimands,
another blog to bookmark.

There are just too many of these darn blogs to check out and the list keeps increasing.

10:29 pm  
Anonymous The Fantasizer said...

Some Charlie Huston
Seconding that notion!

10:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a joke upon yourself. People like you who lack any real talent can only attack the works of others. See you have a lovely group of jackals as fans.

6:39 pm  
Anonymous Leah Moss said...

Dear Sandstorm Reviews Critic,

I’m writing from the Science Fiction Book Club to share an exciting new author whose book we are debuting this week via our publishing imprint.

The Golden Arrow is the first in a fantasy series by Anna Redmond, that begins when the Queen Mother of a decimated royal family awakens from a coma determined to take back the throne. What follows is a mélange of politics, magic, and sexual rites set in an intriguing new world that closely mirrors sixteenth century Europe. Early readers have described the work as smart, refreshing and wholly original.

We’d love to send you a review copy – additionally the author is available for feature interviews upon request. You can read the interview we did with her on our site. She’s young, candid and has interesting things to say both about the writing of her book as well as women in fiction and writing as a mom.

Please contact me if you are interested in reviewing The Golden Arrow or interviewing Anna Redmond.


Leah Moss
Digital and Print Marketing, Columbia House
Direct Brands, Inc.
2 Park Ave. 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5604
Phone 212-596-2170

5:20 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Alice

This is a great blog! I am a new author. I have published three books so far. My first book was a paranormal science fiction novel The Golden Age Dawns and two books on an Irish historical event the Easter Rising I916. The Easter Rising books I have written from various angles that are not typical of books of this type. You can view my books on my website if you wish I would very much like to do an interview with you for use as a post on your website. You can contact me on

9:53 am  

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