Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Really good, actually

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  • philipmatthews,

    Good on Jennifer Ward Lealand for reading the book twice – but couldn’t someone have edited out that spoiler?

    Ending also given away in tonight's review of Franzen's Freedom. Everyone's already read it by now, but still ...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Genghis Khan was emphatically practising genocide (you ever heard about skull towers?) and he was pretty good at removing familial opposition too…another male pyschopath, to the same degree as Alexander of Macedonia-

    but I like Perkin’s local reference!
    In other news,
    you'll've all caught up on the fact that "Sensible Sentencing Trust' director Garth McVicar didnt actually *write* the book that has him emblazoned as author on the front cover?
    Thanks again Penguin-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Islander,

    Thanks again Penguin-

    Perhaps they found out he couldn't actually read or write. It would explain his complete lack of understanding of how the world really works...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Islander,

    Genghis Khan was emphatically practising genocide (you ever heard about skull towers?)

    I was talking to someone just the other day about this but couldn't remember where I read it, can you remind me? I have only seen the reference in one book, was it called something like “Caravansari”? The Caravansari of tongues was the place, so called because they stacked up the people with their feet tied to a post and plastered them in with mud, people would poke their tongues though the mud to be able to breath. And they say Gadaffi is bad. :-O

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

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