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BOOKS: Best Reads of 2016 – List by Joseph Sale

The Complete Double Dead by CHUCK WENDIG  The concept for Double Dead is genius: in a zombie apocalypse, a lone vampire must protect the last humans so that his food supply doesn’t dry up. In this dead vs dead masterpiece we are treated to madness after madness: zombie-worshipping cults, two-ton cannibal goddesses and a city

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BOOKS: Best Reads of 2016 – List by Gareth Dickson

A Brief History of Seven Killings by MARLON JAMES This is by a comfortable margin the most deserving Booker winner I have ever read, the winner in 2015. The attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 is the springboard, but this novel encompasses so much more. James fuses drug cartels, the CIA, Jamaican politics, and

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BOOKS: Best Reads of 2016 – List by Daniel Soule

Can you hear it? The Yule log burning in the hearth, hopefully warming kin and not a lonely heart. Soon spring will insert its chirps into our story, but for now winter holds court. So, pull up a chair, pour yourself a toddy, and light the shag in your pipe. It’s the end of a

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INTERVIEW: Ali Shaw

Ali Shaw Ali Shaw is the author of The Trees, The Man who Rained and The Girl with Glass Feet, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He grew up in Dorset and studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, then went on to work as a bookseller and at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. He lives with

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FICTION: XII The Hanged Dog (Dog’s Nightmare III) by Padrika Tarrant – Exclusive to STORGY!

Round the back of the new-created Primark, suspended between concrete and sky by a scaffold-pole, between the Tarot and the truth, a dog turns slowly in the rain, hung by electric cable, suspended by one hind paw. The angels think it’s a right old wheeze. The shop is young still, and tender, held up by

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INTERVIEW: Padrika Tarrant

Padrika Tarrant Padrika Tarrant was born in 1974.  Emerging blinking from an honours degree in sculpture, she found herself unhealthily fixated with scissors and the animator Jan Svankmajer.  She won an Arts Council Escalator prize in 2005.  Fates of the Animals is her third work, following Broken Things (Salt, 2007) and The Knife Drawer (Salt,

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