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BOOK REVIEW: This Body’s Not Big Enough For The Both Of Us by Edgar Cantero

Well to say I was confused at the beginning, is an understatement. The first chapter is repeated three times offering three different explanations of the same event!! I won’t explain why; as it all becomes clear. This is a detective novel but by no means does it follow any traditional story line. It is exceptionally

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BOOK REVIEW: Ruin’s Wake by Patrick Edwards

‘Ruin’s Wake imagines a world ruled by a totalitarian government, where history has been erased and individual identity is replaced by the machinations of the state. As the characters try to save what they hold most dear – in one case a dying son, in the other secret love – their fates converge to a

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BOOK REVIEW: The Migration by Helen Marshall

The world is besieged by natural disasters, a disease that affects only the young is spreading, and tragedy appears at the forefront of everyone’s lives. The Migration is a wonderfully skilful novella that combines an elegiac beauty with an overarching sense of societal menace. Written from the perspective of Sophie, a sixteen-year-old girl who is

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BOOK REVIEW: Batman: The Court of Owls by Greg Cox

When I received ‘The Court of Owls,’ I was initially sceptic of the book: superheroes like Batman, Superman and the like rarely ever work for me outside what I consider to be their ‘natural’ habitat – that of the comic book panel. Sure, there’s been some artistic discipline in the form of other media channels

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BOOK REVIEW: The Cabin At The End Of The World by Paul Tremblay

There is a cabin in the middle of nowhere. It’s rustic, has a large front yard, and a nice back porch with a lovely view of the lake beyond. At this cabin we find Eric and Andrew, a lovely married couple, and their adopted daughter, Wen, enjoying a nice relaxing vacation. Seems like a peaceful

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BOOK REVIEW: Anno Dracula – One Thousand Monsters by Kim Newman

Book five of the much-lorded Anno Dracula series from Kim Newman and published by Titan books   Short review: More Gothic and Victorian literary intertextuality that you can shake a wooden stake at. Slicker than a tanto blade after seppuku with Nipponese references. Rich character driven plot, only faintly marred with staccato transitions into action

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BOOK REVIEW: Hekla’s Children by James Brogden

As a blend of fantasy, history and thriller Hekla’s Children spends chapters trying to piece together just what protagonist, ex-teacher Nathan Brookes, has spent years struggling to work out: how, while on a school field-trip, three of his four students vanished, while one returned a shadow of her old-self. When a body is found in

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