Tag: Books Reviewed

The Ruin of Delicate Things by Beverley Lee

The Ruin of Delicate Things is a Gothic romp of a novel that combines the beauty of past masters into a meandering tale of grief, guilt, tragedy, retribution and healing of past wrongs. Also what a title – it perfectly sums up this book, and what it does to you if you fall under its

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Fanged Dandelion by Eric LaRocca

The foreword by Sara Tantlinger echoes my thoughts on what a sublime talent LaRocca is, his prose is mesmeric, his poetic turns of phrase showcase his brilliance as a storyteller and in my opinion further cement Eric LaRocca as one of the most exciting voices in indie publishing. Introduction – Eric LaRocca takes time to

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Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman – Folio Society Special Edition

An iconic and vital piece of literature, reimagined with stunning artwork to add a layer of visual storytelling, the Folio Society edition of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses is a feast for the eyes for readers of all ages. Ask many readers what the most successful and notable young adults book series is, and most

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Intimacies by Lucy Caldwell

Intimacies by Lucy Caldwell is one of those collections that you’ll remember for a lifetime, a collection that you remember exactly where you where when you read it – it’s memorable and masterful and proves yet again what a force Caldwell is when it comes to the short story form and why she is one

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Houses Burning and Other Ruins by William R. Soldan

I first came to know of the name William R. Soldan when I picked up his collection ‘In Just The Right Light’ which was brilliant. So when the opportunity arose to read ‘Houses Burning and Other Ruins’ another collection, I jumped at the chance – and boy is it good. ‘Houses Burning and Other Ruins’

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A House At The Bottom Of A Lake by Josh Malerman

When I was about sixteen / seventeen it was a different time, it was a time without gadgets and phones, it was a time when you went exploring with friends or by yourself, it was a simpler time, a time I sometimes long for for my children, a time when you didn’t have to conform

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Only The Broken Remain by Dan Coxon

A celebration of the sinister that welcomes darkness, Only the Broken Remain is a gripping collection that turns the every day on its head. Taking inspiration from folklore images and fairytales, Coxon has produced a selection of tantalising short stories that leave us itching for answers, a quick glimpse into this maddening world. In Only

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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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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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