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The Ironism

The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.


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Beer selfie: Fungrims APA batch 3

This is the first impressions of my “house APA” in batch 3, now 3 weeks on bottle. Since I haven’t written any brew report for it, here’s a run-down: It’s a 5.4% ABV single- and dry hop Amarillo on pale ale malt, Münich I and Caraamber. I want to zoom in to a light, easy to drink, Amarillo for the summer [...]

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Review: Constellation Games

Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson My rating: 2 of 5 stars This will be a short review, with some minor spoilers. As usual I won’t be covering the story, other reviewers have done so, and also, the book jacket will do. There s a specific style of narrating a story which I usually associate with Bram Stoker’s Dracula [...]

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Review: Stealing Light

Stealing Light by Gary Gibson My rating: 1 of 5 stars This will be a short review. It’s a fairly fast read, but not very consistent, not very interesting. The characters are flat and uninteresting and the plotting doesn’t work. But mostly, I’m rating it low because it doesn’t fit together very well. Here’s [...]

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Review: The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower by Stephen King My rating: 2 of 5 stars This will be a slight rant, born out of disappointment, and probably a long one at that. I love Stephen King, but here I’m afraid he put his foot in his mouth just one time too many. Also this, which we will call ‘review’, but which is only really a pretense for a rant, will contain [...]

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Review: Blue Remembered Earth

Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have to date read all of Alistair Reynolds books (at least I think I have, he is after all rather prolific). So. I’m a fan. I’ve always seen him as slightly uneven though, and although a brilliant story-teller, not always the perfect craftsman, and his [...]

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Review: The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars “The man in black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed.” Honestly, if that doesn’t go down as one of the great openings of all time, to be remembered long after we’re gone, even if the the person recognizing it doesn’t even know where it [...]

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Review: Prador Moon: A Novel Of The Polity

Prador Moon: A Novel Of The Polity by Neal Asher My rating: 3 of 5 stars I picked this up out of curiosity after seen Neal Asher on the local SF book store. What I was after was a straight forward space opera; I thought anything more than that would be a bonus. And yes, that’s what I got. Several other reviewers has complained that [...]

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