Category: book reviews

Are You Enjoying? by Mira Sethi

Are You Enjoying? by Mira Sethi paints a fresh image of Pakistan that inverts traditional assumptions, offering a funny, complicated and nuanced portrayal of the country. There is a great challenge to breaking away from the past, which many of the characters encounter. The short story collection uses relationships (romantic and otherwise) to explore the

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Goblin by Josh Malerman

A masterclass in atmospheric and small town horror – welcome to Goblin. I love the use of the elements to elicit a reaction from my readers, Juniper was scorching heat, Tome was constant rain, my third book in my Juniper series will have plenty of… you’ll have to wait and see! The elements is an

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Best Collections 2021

I’m a huge fan of the short story, and I try to read as many as I can each year, this year has been another great journey into this world. I also find that short story collections (single-authored ones) are also a great way to discover new talent, a way to test drive a creative

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Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

STORGY’s Novella of the Year 2021 ‘Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke is a masterpiece of disturbing fiction, utterly beguiling and beautifully horrific. Eric LaRocca is one of the brightest minds writing horror today!’ This is the emergence of a masterful storyteller and a book that is destined for greatness – don’t sleep

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Best Novellas 2021

There is something special about horror and dark fiction that is best seen in the short form and the novella is the key to unlocking those horrors of the mind, that lets them run free and haunt you long after the book is finished, here is my top picks of 2021 which has been a

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Ghoul N’ The Cape by Josh Malerman

STORGY’S NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 Utterly brilliant – a masterpiece of epic proportions! Well, how can one describe something so brilliant? It’s the task I have now and one that I love to do, but describing this book that traverses genre with ease is going to be a tough task, but I feel after

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Best Novels of 2021

What a year it’s been, a year of lockdowns and new varients to the already crazy Covid 19 – but we’re not going to focus on that, instead we are going to dive into the best novels of 2021. In a year with so much crazy I was able to read a tonne of great

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The Lost World by Michael Crichton – The Folio Society Edition

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end – the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived…. When Folio Society announced that they had

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We Need to Talk by Jonathan Crane

Teetering on the eve of Covid, We Need to Talk by Jonathan Crane tells the story of a woefully average mundane English town, through the eyes of the various residents. Crane perfectly encapsulates the suffocation and claustrophobia of the environment with these short stories. The result is a distinguishable insight into small-town living, tied together

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula – The Folio Society Edition

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a book that every horror fan should read. Illustration ©Angela Barrett from The Folio Society edition of Dracula It’s a classic after all, and as a horror author I felt a slight bit of shame that I’d not read it before, but I’m glad that I rectified that with the Folio Society edition

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