Tag: Jessica Gregory

BOOK REVIEW: What Alice Knew by T. A. Cotterell

What does a portrait say about a character? Can some intrinsic essence be uncovered with simply some paint and the keen gaze of another? How’s your judge of character? Assured or a little off the mark? These are the questions that haunt the protagonist Alice in T.A. Cotterell’s book What Alice Knew. In this psychological

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BOOK REVIEW: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Contrary to popular opinion cultural critics do not exist to trash lovingly crafted works of art. The critic offers a brief and biased critical analysis of a work and its relationship to the wider cultural sphere. No work of art is an island. Though a critic/reviewer may appear to be offering a subjective opinion on

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BOOK REVIEW: The Other World, It Whispers by Stephanie Victoire

It is hard to say what makes a good short story collection, assessing the quality of one story is hard enough, let alone many. A short story collection can manage to delight and disappoint at the same time; it can push the boundaries and simultaneously stay safely within them.  There are no rules on how

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BOOK REVIEW: Pigeon by Alys Conran

There is more to the sky than just the pretty birds – those with colourful feathers or melodic songs. In among the parakeets and the blackbirds are the pigeons: those clumsy, fumbling and unadorned birds that are populous to the point of invisibility. It can be easy to forget the humble pigeon as it pecks

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