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BOOK REVIEW: Fox 8 by George Saunders

Fox 8 by George Saunders is a feat of great storytelling, it’s an enchanting and darkly comic fable centred around the life of Fox 8 who reveals through his unique voice the greed of man and the destruction of nature. If anyone doesn’t know who George Saunders is, where have you been living…under a rock,

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BOOK REVIEW: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Fantasy has had a bit of a resurgence in the last ten years or so with the likes of The Songs of Fire and Ice, Mistborn, and The Kingkiller Chronicle. And now, after reading Robert Jackson Bennett’s Foundryside, I believe we can add one more to this list. With his unique take on magic as

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BOOK REVIEW: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Old friends, isolated locations and secrets abound in this atmospheric and gripping murder mystery reminiscent of many an Agatha Christie. They go away every year together to celebrate the New Year. Seven old friends off to explore the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. This year only six will come back. I haven’t read a thriller

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BOOK REVIEW: Shitstorm by Fernando Sdrigotti

Walter Turner – a dentist from Mississippi, has shot a lion. Not just any lion. He’s shot Cyril, a lion beloved by people such as Danny Gervais, Maria Farrow and Shane Osbourne [no points for guessing who they are in our supposed reality.] What follows is, predictably, a shitstorm. A shitstorm so big that Walter’s

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BOOK REVIEW: Chains: Unheard Voices – Short Story Anthology

Short story anthologies are [for me at least] a treat. Something to dip in and out of, to revel in, but only for twenty pages or so, before returning to the everyday. You could say, a book for the modern world. This is where we find Chains: Unheard Voices, a first-time publication from Margo Collective

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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: Judderman by D.A.Northwood

‘Your brother’s with the Judder.’ If you are not aware of The Eden Book Society – where have you been? Dead Ink have been able to obtain the rights to their back catalogue and are releasing titles over the course of the year, with each one being a macabre little slice of horror. There is

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BOOK REVIEW: Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation is a great book. It is of course written by the master of horror Stephen King, so we are already quite excited about what is on offer, but with Elevation we have King at his oh so weird and oh so pleasant. Elevation is not a straight out horror, let me get that on

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BOOK REVIEW: Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

In Germany 1934 the last place you’d look for a fifteen-year-old Jewish girl is in a Hitler worshipping all girls school, but that is exactly where you should look in Matthew Killeen’s Orphan Monster Spy. Killeen delivers a tense, frightening young adult novel steeped in a terrible chapter of world history. Orphan Monster Spy opens

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BOOK REVIEW: The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

A fascinating novel with lots of pace and tension. Part murder mystery, part sci-fi, where you half expect Doctor Who to turn up on the next page! 1967: Four women invent time travel, changing the world forever. 2017: Bee, one of the pioneers, receives a strange newspaper cutting detailing an elderly lady’s death. In 9

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