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Drunk on All Your Strange New Words
Drunk on All Your Strange New Words | Eddie Robson
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Eddie Robson's Drunk on All Your Strange New Words is a locked room mystery in a near future world of politics and alien diplomacy. Lydia works as translator for the Logi cultural attach to Earth. They work well together, even if the act of translating his thoughts into English makes her somewhat wobbly on her feet. Shes not the agencys best translator, but what else is she going to do? She has no qualifications, and no discernible talent in any other field. So when tragedy strikes, and Lydia finds herself at the center of an intergalactic incident, her future employment prospects look direthat is, if she can keep herself out of jail! But Lydia soon discovers that help can appear from the most unexpected source... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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vivastory
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Hey, it's #weirdwords Wednesday & my word is epicaricacy. A synonym of another favorite #weirdword schadenfreude. This word was brought to you by the second day of failure to elect a speaker. Karma may take it's time, but it gets there in the end.
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CBee Ah, yes. The speaker debacle 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ It‘s ridiculous. 1mo
MrsMalaprop We use schadenfreude a bit, but I didn‘t know there was an English equivalent! Thanks 🙏 1mo
Aimeesue The whole failing speaker votes thing (a much of politics in general these days) reminds me of those WWE wrestling shows from my youth: a whole lot of posturing and drama, which really mean nothing and are just designed to string us along and take our money. 🤨 1mo
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vivastory @CBee Incredibly ridiculous. 1mo
vivastory @MrsMalaprop I didn't learn about this word until yesterday. It was a lucky find! 1mo
vivastory @Aimeesue It just emphasizes that there are certain politicians who have no interest in doing anything about actual policy, but just want to look good to their constituents & “stick it to their opponent.“ Even when their opponent is in their same party, lol. It really does mean nothing, although I think it would just be *chef's kiss* if Hakeem Jeffries was elected as speaker. 1mo
CBee @Aimeesue PERFECT comparison!! 1mo
Aimeesue @vivastory 💯 I completely support allowing the adults to lead 1mo
Aimeesue @CBee Oh, How I wish it weren't! 1mo
CBee @Aimeesue same 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 1mo
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There was a lot for me to like in this book: translators, sci-fi, locked-room mystery, and a writer who‘s done good work for the Doctor Who Big Finish audio dramas. It took me a long time to pick up, but once I did, I read it in a day.

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August TBR! Taking part in #ARCAugust and the #newreaseathon , so it'll be a lot of 2022 books for me.

Clwojick I‘ve heard good things about Women Eating🖤 (edited) 6mo
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Wow! What a fun and inventive read! Set in the future, Lydia works as a translator for the cultural attaché of an alien race. This species, the Logi, communicates telepathically. Lydia is able to translate, though like all such translators, prolonged communication renders her feeling drunk! Part locked-room mystery, part comedy, this is a fun and fast read that took me by surprise! I loved it- and can‘t wait to check out more from this author!

kspenmoll Sounds good! 7mo
annahenke Intrigued! 7mo
TorieStorieS @kspenmoll @annahenke I really had a great time reading it- I hope you enjoy it, too!! 7mo
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