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The Neon Owl – When The Shit Hits The Van by Chad Lutzke (A Well Read Beard Review)

Well Read Beard reviews Chad Lutzke’s ‘The Neon Owl – When The Shit Hits The Van. Chad’s work is fabulous and if you’ve not discovered the prose magic this guy offers with every book you might want to change that this year! Don’t forget to subscribe to The Beard! Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

George Saunders, lauded for his short stories and winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo, has been a teacher on the Syracuse University MFA creative writing program since 1997. This book is based on one of his Syracuse courses on Russian literature. A Swim in a Pond includes seven classic

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama (A Well Read Beard Review)

Our guest post from the YouTube sensation Well Read Beard, and today he looks at ‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama. Don’t forget to subscribe to Well Read Beard’s channel so you don’t miss his wonderful insights into the world of books! Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment Magazines, STORGY is not Arts Council funded or subsidised

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Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (Folio Society Edition)

A classic that feels on the forefront of its genre, it’s not hard to understand why Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land has been hailed as one of the novels which set the tone for popular science-fiction. Yet, in addition to the Martian lands and futuristic practices, Heinlein also offers up his powerful comments

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Perpetual Dread by Brian Bowyer

  Horror – an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust. Perpetual Dread is the perfect title for this books as with each turn of the page I was unsure what would face me. It is one of the darkest and most depraved books I’ve ever read – it is full on extreme horror –

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Darkened Wings Flutter by Lou Yardley (A Well Read Beard Review)

Today we are very excited to be featuring the YouTube review by Well Read Beard of Darkened Wings Flutter by Lou Yardley. This is the start of some cross over work / cross promotion by Well Read Beard and STORGY Magazine – to help further promote Indie and Small press work. We’re thrilled to be

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Lightseekers by Femi Kayode

Here’s an interesting premise for a thriller: three students are brutally attacked and lynched by a mob in the Nigerian university town of Okriki. Everybody knows who did it – the whole thing was captured on social media – but nobody knows why. Dr Philip Taiwo, a psychologist and expert on the behaviour of crowds,

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Best Anthology of 2020 by Ross Jeffery

So the best anthology of 2020 goes to… Reviewed by Ross Jeffery Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment Magazines, STORGY is not Arts Council funded or subsidised by external grants or contributions. The content we provide takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce, and relies on the talented authors we publish and the dedication of

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Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Informative and necessary, Abdulrazak Gurnah uses stripped back prose to tell the stories of Hamza, Ilyas and Afiya in his insightful new novel, Afterlives. It’s a satisfying linear tale, and one that doesn’t need any literary embellishments to bring the narrative to life. Gurnah takes us through the lives of his characters in a simple, effective

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Best Books Read in 2020 by Mariah Feria

While 2020 has unarguably been one full of stressors and upsets, it has (thankfully) been a great year for my literary intake. Months of furlough and a year spent mostly indoors has allowed me to turn to my bookshelves, reading lists and book recommendations, and wade through the bad times with words. The books on

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