>Doctor, dark, city

>In the middle of writing this detective story that’s taking far longer than it has any right too and fighting deadlines in the day job (hence the longer writing schedule), I’m also …

… loving the new Doctor Who.

… savouring the joy that was The Dark Matter by Peter Straub. This is one of those books that gets right under your skin, makes you believe not only in an utterly strange otherworld but more importantly in the characters who brush against it.

… getting a real kick out of the first chapters of The City and The City by China Mieville. The last book of his I read was Perdido Street Station, which I enjoyed for the style, less for the substance. If the rest of City lives up to the start, Mr Mieville deserves all the awards this book’s already picked up and as many more as folk are prepared to throw at him.

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