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I'm a computer programmer with a previous life in the biological sciences. I live in Melbourne, Australia, but have lived in England and the US. When I'm not riding my motorcycle, or reading, I enjoy writing.I'm interested in critiques and criticism, and I'm happy to provide the same to books that catch my eye.
The Historian, Elizabeth KostovaThe Millennium Trilogy, Stieg LarssonAmerican Gods, Neil GaimanA Most Wanted Man, John Le CarreAny Terry PratchettThe Mernick Dossier, Charles McCarry
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Well, I'm no Stieg Larsson, even though we lived in the same little t....
Two chapters of acknowledgments, but I kept on reading. Why? Because even the acknowledgments made me chortle. I was looking forward to that first line, and I wasn't disappointed. The parrot was a particularly nice touch. This has the makings of a genuinely funny story. I understand you're fly...
Disease has a gripping beginning - a fire, a death, a damsel in distress, a disease, a fight, an escape, and a clear tension between our would-be hero and the mysterious, silent girl. The writing is punchy, though the occasional lapses into present tense are a little disconcerting. All up it is a ...
Reading through the comments I've noticed that everybody mentions the prologue. It bears mentioning again. It's that good. We feel for Desperately Unfashionable Alex Wrightley and his knock-off Nikes. The tension at the end of the scene is palpable, and leaves the reader wanting more. Skip forw...
These days everybody tells you to write in short sentences, and be stingy with the adverbs. I like the fact that you fly in the face of this conventional wisdom. I've always enjoyed a more baroque style of writing. Your dialogue has a cadence to it, a kind of lyrical quality that flows from the p...
There are many vampire stories here, but few as original and captivating as this. Rachel is a very sympathetic protagonist, and Lurker makes a fascinating vampire. You've drawn them well, mixing intrigue and eroticism deftly into the plot. Well done - backed.