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BOOK REVIEW: Disco Sour by Giuseppe Porcaro

In Giuseppe Porcaro’s Disco Sour a major civil war between the different nation states of Europe causes an odyssey of self discovery and battle for democracy. Europe is broken up, only being held together by The Federation, a group of civil societies and local governments. Bastian Balthazar Bux is the lead chair of The Federation

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BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – If there was a book I wished I had discovered or would have been available to me when I was a child it would have been this book. It’s such a wonderful piece of fiction that doesn’t treat its intended audience as a child, in fact I found it quite inspiring.

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BOOK REVIEW: Wrestliana by Toby Litt

When I saw the title Wrestliana I instantly assumed I was going to be reading a book about a fanatic WWE fan. My second thought was “how do I even say this word?” But, I pushed those thoughts aside and decided to dig in. What I discovered was a non-fiction book exploring what it means

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BOOK REVIEW: The Demon Dentist by David Walliams

Short Review David Walliams’ Demon Dentist is a spooky story, of strange goings on in a small town. Everything goes wrong when a new dentist turns up and seems too good to be true. But Alfie, who doesn’t like going to the dentist, and his friend Gabz twig what’s going on. This is an excellent

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BOOK REVIEW: Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

Short review: A book about what really matters in life. No, not money. Not chocolate. No, not Mindcraft either. Billionaire Boy is a story about love and friendship and the things money can’t buy. The book manages to be heart warming and hilarious at the same time and in equal amounts. It’s a really special

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BOOK REVIEW: I Am Legend – The Folio Society Edition by Richard Matheson

When you decide to read I Am Legend it’s great to have a bit of historical perspective of a literary persuasion which aids in lifting this novel from a generic genre piece into a ‘classic‘ genre piece, and with that in mind, you discover that Matheson deserves all the adoration and praise for such a

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INTERVIEW: Gareth E. Rees

Kelly Wilkinson (Cover Photo Credit) Gareth E. Rees is the founder and editor of the website Unofficial Britain, a hub for alternative histories, imagined pasts, forbidden zones, secret trails, unreliable narrators and hallucinatory visions of these weird isles. His first book, Marshland; Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London (Influx Press, 2013) was a psychedelic, psychogeographic

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BOOK REVIEW: Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn

From the metafictional introduction, we know from the start that we are in the hands of an assured writer, one who has completed their apprenticeship and is now in the process of completing the books she will be known for. That this book won the Edge Hill prize is no guarantee of quality, but it’s

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

If anger is an energy, then so is love. This collection, a much-lauded finalist for the American National Book Award, comes fizzing with both. The author, Danez Smith, is a vibrant young black poet whose writing flows most often between tender, elegiac confessionals and the incantatory charge of the performance pieces for which he is

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BOOK REVIEW: The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III

Somewhere, in a dark, half-forgotten corner of Texas, there’s a hotel where some pretty weird stuff is going down. It’s probably no coincidence that the night auditor of said hotel is the novelist Max Booth III, either. Novelists are strange people. Strange things seem to happen around them. It’s as though they make people aware

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