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BOOK REVIEW: The Other Lives by Adrian J Walker

Adrian J Walker is back, following up on his wonderful dystopian novel THE LAST DOG ON EARTH with THE OTHER LIVES. This one is harder to place in a genre but no less entertaining and thought provoking. I’d summarise it as a metaphysical meditation on the current woes of British society wrapped up in a

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BOOK REVIEW: Choke Chain by Jason Donald

Choke Chain by Jason Donald has a long emotional reach. Set in 1980’s apartheid South Africa it narrates the Thorne’s dysfunctional family life with clarity and compassion. Domesticity, gender politics and inequality are explored kitchen-sink style in this simmering story where two brothers, Alex, aged twelve, and Kevin, eight, grow up in poverty with an

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Horror and Gender: What is it about the treatment of women?

Horror is a gender stereotyped industry. That’s a fact, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest so (years upon years to be precise). But, before I bash horror, it should be said too, for parity, that so is nearly every other genre. You can’t escape stereotypes, because they create narratives from which writers build

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