Tag: Fiction Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Mary Ventura And The Ninth Kingdom by Sylvia Plath

How brilliant it is to get to review a book about a train journey, whilst on the train journey. Though I do hope my journey’s ending isn’t as unsettling as the one in Mary Ventura and the 9th Kingdom.  As I type, I notice with mounting horror that the person next to me is repeatedly

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EXCLUSIVE FICTION: Too Late For A Lot Of Things by Josh Denslow

Grateful acknowledgement is made to 7:13 Books for permitting STORGY to exclusively publish ‘Too Late For A Lot Of Things’ by Josh Denslow from his forthcoming short story collection – ‘Not Everyone Is Special’. Too Late For A Lot Of Things Santa’s Workshop is off I-88, a few miles past the casino boat. It’s around

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BOOK REVIEW: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman – The Folio Society Edition

The Folio Society really do make beautiful books. From the binding to the paper choice, in the subtleties of the typeset and margins, to the artwork that they use to augment the stories. If they publish a favourite of yours then they are the place to go when you want to keep that book for

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BOOK REVIEW: Dante and the Lobster by Samuel Beckett

I just read Dante and the Lobster over coffee and an unnecessarily large amount of mini flapjacks. Now that I’m nicely buzzed on caffeine and sugar I won’t hold off telling you how brilliant it is. I might even insist that you read it, READ IT NOW. It is delightful. Lighthearted in its tone, and

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BOOK REVIEW: The Cloak of Feathers by Nigel Quinlan

Blurb on the back cover: “Every hundred years, in the magical town of Knockmealldown, fairies known as the Good Folk join the villagers for a Great Festival. It’s a raucous, beautiful, enchanted celebration.     Well, it’s supposed to be.     Except every time the luckless Brian Nolan helps to organise the Great Festival it’s a disappointment. 

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