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The Road by Cormac McCarthy – Folio Society Edition

‘The Road‘ by Cormac McCarthy is a masterpiece, a post-apocalyptic nightmare of a novel that paints a searing portrait of bleakness in the readers mind, and showcases the sheer brilliance that is McCarthy and his unapologetically desolate prose. McCarthy is one of those writers that split the reading public, his works are usually raw, bleak

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Anger is an Acid by Michael Clark

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Mark Twain This quote is found in this book and it’s a tone setter for the whole franchise – a quote which conjures up the thematic elements of all that’s

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I Spit Myself Out by Tracy Fahey

Tracy Fahey first came to my attention with the phenomenal collection ‘The Unheimlich Manoeuvre’ – and now she’s back at it again with a follow up collection from Sinister Horror Company – prepare to be blown away! I Spit Myself Out covers many themes of womanhood and is a must read for all horror fans,

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Cradleland of Parasites by Sara Tantlinger – A Well Read Beard Review

Well Read Beard reviews Sara Tantlinger’s ‘Cradleland of Parasites’ – a collection of plague poetry, perfect reading for the times we’re in… once you’ve watched it, go out and pick it up you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to subscribe to The Beard! Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment Magazines, STORGY is not Arts Council funded or

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The Gulp by Alan Baxter – a Well Read Beard Review

Well Read Beard reviews Alan Baxter’s ‘The Gulp’ – our very own Ross Jeffery reviewed this already on STORGY but the collection is so good we thought we’d review it twice, so here’s Kevin giving his thoughts on this quite brilliant collection… once you’ve watched it, go out and pick up a copy, this is

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Radio Life by Derek B. Miller

In a post-apocalyptic USA, sometime in the 25th century, the scattered remnants of humanity have formed themselves into several small communities. There is ‘The Commonwealth,’ a highly-organised and sophisticated group, who live in a Stadium on the edge of the desert, clinging to the remnants of old technology. They’re a society organised around a mission:

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Severed by Joshua Marsella

Since I was little I’ve always had a fascination with the Vietnam War, I don’t know why, it probably has something to do with my father and his influence on me at a young age. We used to sit and watch so many war films (probably when I shouldn’t have been, I remember watching Full

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Ruby by Nina Allan

As the tales of Ruby progress, one thing soon becomes apparent – this world is not as it first appears. Author Nina Allan pulls us down a rabbit hotel of intense possibilities, warping the narratives into bizarre, absorbing, stories in this beautifully written collection. Allan takes us a journey through opposing times, places, and genres,

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Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

Brutally honest and illuminating, Having and Being Had by Eula Biss is the book we should all be reading, now more than ever. Described as a collection of short, interlinked essays, Biss’ dives into work, possessions, and art are shrewd, funny and yet alarmingly insightful. By aligning these topics with her experiences, Biss acknowledges her

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Of Foster Homes and Flies by Chad Lutzke

Of Foster Homes and Flies is a Pandora’s Box of emotions; love, loss, despair, fear, abuse, hope, desire and transformation. Once you lift that lid (or cover in this situation) you can’t put those feelings back, however hard you try! It’s a book that explores the darkness of growing up in a house devoid of

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