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“witty with the wry humour that only satire can impart” – review of Blue Friday on SFcrowsnest

In her review of Blue Friday by Mike French, Pauline Morgan on SFcrowsnest (the longest running online magazine for those of us with an SF bent) describes it as “a skewed and cynical look at a future that has taken … Continue reading

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“one of those books that stays with you for a while” – review of Blue Friday on Booklore

In her review of Blue Friday by Mike French, over on the Booklore review site, Chrissi says there are “lots of little interesting things in the world of Mr French” and the “excerpts from Definitions for a Modern World are … Continue reading

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Mr Brittle and Mr Stone consider running a bookshop…

Mike French was invited to answer 9 questions about running an imaginary bookshop (who hasn’t thought about it?  I know I have) over on Jessica Patient’s blog.  But as he was busy he sent Mr Brittle and Mr Stone, the … Continue reading

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Interview of Mike French by Jonathan Pinnock

Over at Jonathan Pinnock’s website there is an interesting and entertaining interview with Mike French about Blue Friday.  It’s well worth a visit.

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Blue Friday by Mike French now in print

Those of you who were at Novacon 42 at the weekend had the opportunity to come along to the launch of the print edition of Blue Friday by Mike French. Mike entertained a bar-full of fans by reading the first … Continue reading

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“a slick, smooth read” – review of Blue Friday on Juxtabook

In the review of Blue Friday by Mike French, Juxtabook describes it as futuristic genre fiction but also “much more than that”. Comparing it to a “well executed ballroom dance, light (in the most positive sense), well directed, sharp and … Continue reading

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“clever, shocking and darkly humorous” – review of Blue Friday on Risingshadow

In his review of Blue Friday by Mike French on Risingshadow, Seregil of Rhiminee says that what makes the book interesting is how “Mike French successfully.”  He goes on to say “The events are fascinating in their weirdness and the author keeps … Continue reading

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“takes the ‘work-life balance’… to the extreme” – Review of Blue Friday at Writer’s Little Helper

In her review of Blue Friday by Mike French, Jessica at Writer’s Little Helper describes it as “a great mix of humour and sinister ‘what if’s’.” Read the full review for yourself here

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In National Work-Life Week, a new book warns of the dangers of going too far in enforcing the work-life balance

While others promote programmes to support work-life balance, author Mike French warns in his book, Blue Friday, of the dire consequences of allowing state intervention to protect family time While many organisations are using this week, National Work-Life Week 2012 … Continue reading

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“clever, beautifully written story” – Review of Blue Friday on The Compulsive Reader

In her review of Blue Friday by Mike French, Magdalena Ball says “Blue Friday vacillates between black humour, which can be very funny indeed, and the cognitive dissonance of an unlikely dystopia which is all too familiar. The story walks … Continue reading

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