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


May, 2011 10

New Brew: Vadslund 1

So I’m back from the exile in Spain. And you know what that means don’t you? Yeah, that’s right, I’m starting a new brew. Or at least, I’ve ordered what I need for my next brew. My mother has a small cottage outside Vingåker, and as a boy I used to run around there every summer. Hell, I still run around [...]

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Review: Born to Run

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall My rating: 5 of 5 stars Here’s a hyped book indeed, but having sat through it in one go (6 hours) it is a well deserved 5 star. Others will expand on the content, so I’ll concentrate on a few highlights. And there are many in this book. Part adventure story, scientific discovery and party [...]

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From the Twiter Feed

Previously I was doing Mindless Link Propagation manually. These days, all such links goes into my Twitter feed. So, if you want to know what kind of strange things I stumble upon, that’s where to hang out. But if you don’t have/want/like Twitter, I’ll also post some batches here, “from the twitter feed”: [...]

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Batch reviewing

As you can see on the posts below, I reviewed a couple of books today… Well, truth be told I moved from LivingSocial and their Visual Bookshelf Facebook app to Goodreads instead.Visual Bookshelf was just way too slow. And also, LivingSocial is doing Groupon like offers nowadays, so I don’t really trust them to stay around. So [...]

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Review: Chronicles of The Black Company

Chronicles of The Black Company by Glen Cook My rating: 4 of 5 stars Excellent. It takes you a while to get into the language, which is a bit more terse than your usual fantasy brick. You can see where Steven Erikson is coming from. This is far better than most run of the mill fantasy, even though… a map wouldn’t have hurt. I [...]

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Review: Making Money

Making Money by Terry Pratchett My rating: 3 of 5 stars We’re back with Moist von Lipwig, the crook from Going Postal. But while GP was excellent and refreshing I’m afraid this one felt more like "business as usual". Sure it’s good. Sure it’s funny, but compared to GP, or Night Watch or the Tiffany [...]

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Review: The Terror

The Terror by Dan Simmons My rating: 4 of 5 stars Slow start. I had to restart it once because he lost my attention. However, after some 180 pages I was well land truly hooked. This is perhaps the best Simmons I’ve read besides The Hyperion Cantos. Very, very good. View all my reviews

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Review: The Dark is Rising

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper My rating: 4 of 5 stars As many others here, this was a re-read for me. I read them as a child and loved them, although I seem to remember only bits from them from the last read, which could possibly be explained by them being a bit uneven. For example, the difference in pace and style between book one [...]

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