Category Archives: Literary Loitering

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Literary Loitering 59 – The Goondock Saints

This week we’ve got news that isn’t news, facts that aren’t facts, blatant copyright infringement and secret underground Robin Hood library fraud. Our featured book is American Gods: The Definitive Edition by Neil Gaiman. Tune in to The Geek Show Podcast Network for all the

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Literary Loitering 58 – Dorky Daredevil Vs. The Comma Crusader

It’s 2017, and we begin the year with Adventures in Moominland, Watership Down (again), blatant plagiarism and Cormac McCarthy’s attitude towards punctuation. We also take a look at books that were ruined by one bad chapter. Tune in to The Geek Show Podcast Network for

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Literary Loitering 57 – Mutton-Shunters Dressed As Lamb

It’s that time of the year again, and Santa has delivered us a sack full of goodies thanks to the Literary Review’s “Bad Sex in Fiction Award”. We also somehow (we’re still not sure how), wind up investigating old insults. Tune in to The Geek

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Literary Loitering 56 – Spirit Roasts and Cocktails

Strange things are afoot with ghost-written novels, spirit cooking and Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned. Our featured books are Old Venus (Co-edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois), and The Obsidian Throne (Book 5 of The Ballad Sir Benfro), by J. D. Oswald.

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Literary Loitering 55 – Gated Community Fantasy

Ice Cube will pay the role of Fagin in Disney’s new musical adaptation of Oliver Twist (we’re not kidding). We also find out more about Charlie the Choo Choo, Christopher Marlowe and Anaïs Nin. Our featured books are The Mage Wars Omnibus by Mercedes Lackey

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Literary Loitering 54 – The Flavour of Existential Dread

We’re top-filled with weirdness this week with surrealist cook books, scary clowns, Mein Drumpf and awards for good and bad sex. We also have a quiz about authors insulting other authors. Tune in to The Geek Show Podcast Network for all the latest news, discussions

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Literary Loitering 53 – The Temple of Bad Ideas

Things continue to be odder than normal with a new twist in a war of words, Scottish translations of English books and a comic-book about the history of sex. Our featured books are Duskfall by Christopher Husberg and Aliens Omnibus volume 2 (Aliens: Genocide by

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Literary Loitering 52 – Licence To Quill

It’s an odder than whatever passes for normal this week as Frederick Forsyth decides to stop writing thrillers, the Oxford Electronic Dictionary adds more strange words and phrases to the English language, and beer is made from the yeast found on Roald Dahl’s special writing

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Literary Loitering 51 – Big Papa Hemingway

Aside from Elon Musk accidentally causing the price of a book to skyrocket and a Hemingway winning a Hemingway lookalike contest, the big news is that Terry Pratchett’s “The Wee Free Men” is being adapted for a movie! We also look at the working titles

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Literary Loitering 50 – Everything Needs More Swashbuckling

This week the English language obtained some strange new words and phrases, a Mexican artist creates The Trump Hut and Saddam Hussein wrote several fiction novels? Our featured books are Voyage of the Basilisk: A Memoir of Lady Trent (#3), by Marie Brennan and Eagle