Tag: Fiction Reviews

Melting Point by Baret Magarian

‘Melting Point’ is an odd collection, to say the least. Though here, ‘odd’ isn’t to be taken as a negative, rather, what makes ‘Melting Point’ so strangely enjoyable is its oddities – it’s whispered moments of surrealism and shouted moments of the humorous absurd. Magarian is a lyrical author, who fuses and blends his prose

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The South Westerlies by Jane Fraser

Fraser’s debut, ‘The South Westerlies’, a collection of 18 short stories set mostly in and around Gower, South Wales, is rife and woven with careful detail and design. I could ramble and try to find a multitude of words to describe it, but ultimately, the collection is a joy to read for all those who

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Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer

Maid Marion lives in Sherwood Forest with her two children and a dragon. Robin left long ago to live in the Monastery. She uses herbs and alchemy to keep her family safe. She has news that there is mystery around a number of deaths, some close to her heart and Tuck has asked her to

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Unthology 11 – Edited by Ashley Stokes & Tom Vowler

We are delighted to bring you the latest instalment from Unthank Books – Unthology 11. It is a sublime treat for all short story lovers, a collection which hits above its weight in every possible way. The Unthology idea is a fabulous one – with many new voices coming from within their pages, showcasing the

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Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Tomas, a priest and leader of his bedraggled army are returning home after a long war. They find an Inn full of beer and dregs of food but it all goes sour and Kant is killed by Tomas. All appear immune to death and leave him dead on the floor.  Jochan, who happens to be

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Dinosaur by Adam Lock

Adam Lock is someone that has been going about his craft in a subtle, under-the-radar kind of way, building an impressive list of publications where his work has feature either in the short story form or flash fiction – both online and in print. We’ve been watching Adam Lock’s development as a writer like proud

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Good Day? by Vesna Main

A piece of experimental fiction which thankfully doesn’t lose sight of itself, Good Day? is an accomplished novel that explores obsession, desire, and human interaction. Our nameless narrators, a female Writer and her opinionated reader husband, expose themselves and the cracks in their relationship while they analyse a work of fiction and lose themselves in

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Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke

A novel written by two of the greatest modern storytellers was always going to be incredible, let’s face it. The minds of Del Toro and Funke have spilled out wonderfully onto each page, bringing cult film favourite ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ to life in a way which readers understand best – via the beauty of written word.

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Being Various edited by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell in her fabulous crafted introduction say in her own words… ‘Ireland is going through a golden age of writing: that has never been more apparent. I wanted to capture something of the energy of this explosion, in all its variousness…’ …and boy is she right, and boy does she achieve what she has

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The Bothy by Trevor Mark Thomas

When you think of the high-level pitch of Trevor Mark Thomas’s The Bothy – having to seek refuge in a rural Yorkshire  pub frequented by odd people with dark secrets – you could  be forgiven for conjuring up an image of the Slaughtered Lamb in An American Werewolf in London. A deeply hostile welcome, Brian

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