Jim Eaton profile

Place of birth: Queens, NY
Now living: Westchester, NY

3 favourite authors

  • George RR Martin
  • Michael Chabon
  • James Joyce

3 favourite books

  • The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • Ironweed
  • The Heart of the Matter

3 favourite films

  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • V is for Vendetta
  • Remains of the Day

Jim Eaton's 6 reviews

The Limits of Enchantment by Graham Joyce

This is a tale that takes place in rural England in 1966. I found that a little odd on a personal level because it starts with a birth, deals with midwives, and… I was born in 1966, so a slight queasiness, reflective of the subject matter and its two-worlds-hopping nature.Joyce’s book is initially focused on the relationship ...


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What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

It would be difficult, perhaps impossible, to review this book while thinking of it as a novel.It is not a novel. It is more an experimental game of sorts, and I have little or no experience reviewing such things.I am, however, a fan of inventiveness, as well as a once and former and future Dungeon Master. I therefore, to some degr...


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A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire)

I just finished reading George Martin’s A Dance With Dragons about thirty minutes ago. I wasn’t sure what to make of it while I was reading it, and I’m still not..Usually when I write a review, I sit down with the book fresh in my mind and just respond. This time, however, I was compelled to check out what others thought...


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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

To compliment a Pulitzer prize winning author for his mastery of the form seems a little like singing the praises of oxygen. When something like this comes along, there isn’t much needs saying. You just look and grin or chuckle or shrug and let it lie.I’m not sure that Michael Chabon’s Yiddish is for everyone, but those ...


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Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory

I didn't love this book.That's not to say it doesn't have merit. It does. It also doesn't mean you shouldn't read it. Maybe you should. It's got at least one of those "certain somethings" that a science fiction book requires - a uniqueness of vision, something somewhat fresh, removed by more than a d...


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The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford

The Shadow Year is not a science fiction novel. Neither is it a fantasy novel.What is it? Well, if that question means ‘what category does it fall into?’, my answer is: you got me. Don’t know. If the question is meant to be more general, as in ‘how is it?’ or ‘do it fly?’ then my answer is un...


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