I don’t know where to begin with this one, really I don’t.
My fondness of Kurt Vonnegut knows no bounds. I've spoken about his best-known piece of fiction, and one of the finest anti-war books (along with Catch-22), Slaughterhouse-Five previously. I've read a few other of his novels, too: the Sirens of Titan immediately comes to mind as a wonky, entertaining--and somewhat unsettling--tale of a businessman and... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/bitO0BtQEjQ Hey folks, I'm back this week with another video review of a fantasy novel! This one is Mike Shackle's 2019 dark fantasy debut, We Are The Dead. I took a liking to it - as you'll find out when you check the video. As always, I would appreciate you subscribing and liking the clip... Continue Reading →
Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven asks not only “Can we imagine the future?” but “What is the price for that future?” It's a brilliant work, revolving around the relationship between George Orr (who may or may not be a reference to George Orwell) and his psychiatrist, William Haber. Bend me your ear... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/ldKXxStp3rE And here's this week's #BookTube review. My apologies for abandoning this blog, I'll try to bring you all a few reviews over the next few days. Busy, busy, busy bee.
Self-Published Genre: FantasyPages: 140Format: ebook This is an interesting short novel, whose strengths include worldbuilding, an all-encompassing sense of mystery and intrigue, plenty of misdirection and a hell of a clincher. But first, lend me your ear. It's okay, come 'ere, come a wee bit closer. I've a secret to tell you -- the only... Continue Reading →
Release Date: 21 April 2020Published by: ACEGenre: Fucked if I know. Fantasy, sci-fi elements.Pages: 369Format: HardbackReview Copy: Courtesy of the author. The Girl and the Stars is a spectacular opening act to what promises to be one of the finest trilogies of this new decade*. So many of my fellow bloggers have spoken to the... Continue Reading →
This is my new comic book addiction, I just know it. In this slice-of-life, first-year university friends and roommates Susan Ptolemy, Esther de Groot and Daisy Wooton have plenty to teach us about friendship, relationships and comedic timing. Also, holding grudges against moustachioed men. In this story of doom and wonderful drama, Esther de Groot... Continue Reading →
This book review was originally published over at booknest.eu. Self-PublishedGenre: Fantasy, Low FantasyPages: 220Format: Kindle e-bookCopy: Courtesy by the author through r/fantasy’s TBRindr list in return for an honest review; The opportunity of coming across a gemstone of a book is why I am happy to read the works of indie fantasy authors whose titles... Continue Reading →
I don't remember how I came across Ecstasy and Terror but I knew when I read its blurb that I would love it. Having read every one of the essays in this collection, I've found myself not only loving it but hungry for more of Mendelsohn's writing. This anthology by Mendelsohn(who is Editor at Large... Continue Reading →