Where do I begin? Perhaps with a blog post I wrote a few years ago, about how a book I loved went out on sub and got many nibbles but no offers and how it broke my heart a little bit? Yeah, we’ll start there. Reader, Coil was that book. Is the message here ‘never […]
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Today is the final 2015 Reading Challenge. It’s been one heck of a journey. Next week I’ll be writing a retrospective of my reading year and how I felt the challenge went, and also talking about where I’ll be going next with all this. For now, on to my last book. Drag Hunt by Pat […]
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Joyland was released in 2013 by Hard Case crime and honestly I was not in the least bit intrigued. Don’t get me wrong, I like crime a great deal as a genre (though my leanings tend toward the serial killer or gruesome kind) but, I dunno…something about King writing this or the tone of the […]
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So this book is about Sonya, an Indian American photographer who reluctantly returns to her family after years of estrangement when she finds out her father is in a coma and on the verge of death. This is a family of many secrets, most of them revolving around the physical and mental abuse suffered at […]
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Austen is an artist who isn’t creating anymore after some serious mess in his personal life and general artistic frustration. Stuck in a dull 9-5 job and drifting through life, he has a prat fall in a parking lot that leaves him with brain damage and hefty epilepsy. His fits leave him with strange visions […]
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This is the follow up to the wonderful Oryx and Crake. We see the events before, during and after the catastrophe from the point of view of two characters: Ren and Toby. When we first meet them, both are trapped; Toby in a health/beauty spa and Ren in the medical isolation unit of the exotic […]
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This is the first of my reading challenge vlogs. Sorry it’s a bit of a patchwork, I had extreme cat interference. Been crazy for cats this months, some kind of January madness has infected them. Either way, the drama llamas are out in force. I keep meaning to film their various battles in slow-mo and […]
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Don’t faint. I know it’s a little out of the ordinary to see a non-fiction post up in here. I did have this whole swathe of them planned, but what is it they say about our best plans? Sheesh. Anyhow, I have been saved from boring the tits off you all with constant serial fiction […]
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A bookshop. Just any bookshop. It shouldn’t be. Margo is aware enough of that for it to hurt just sitting here on the rungs of this ladder that feels so familiar and yet isn’t. Everything feels the same way. Familiar and too strange. As if she’s seen this place on tv, and is busy having […]
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If light were given voice, and screamed, what sound would it make? There’s a moment, when Margo pulls the cork from the bottle, and the Radiance realises what she’s done, that she knows that sound intimately. It is not a sound she can hear. It is beyond the capacity of her ears to process. This […]
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