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Book Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

I received my copy of The Plastic Magician from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thank you to Charlie N. Holmberg and the publishing team at 47 North for this wonderful book!   You know what I love most about Speculative Fiction? When I put the book down, or turn off the T.V, or stop binge watching Netflix for the eighth time that … Continue reading Book Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night - Jen Campbell - Two Roads

Book Review: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

I received my copy of ‘The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night’ via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thanks to Two Roads Books for this book! For more information about the book and publisher, click here.   After finishing The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell, I wandered, wide eyed and … Continue reading Book Review: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

Book Review: Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

“I want to read Haruki Murakami. I know you’re a huge fan of the guy. Where should I start?” I get asked this question a lot. And truth be told, it’s harder than it seems. Out of every author I have ever read, Haruki Murakami is one whose work cannot be defined. It’s speculative, it’s horror, it’s literary, it’s romance, it’s drama, it’s historical, it’s … Continue reading Book Review: Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan

Steampunk has always been the Gucci of book genres for me. I absolutely love looking at it, I know other people enjoy it very much, but I am slightly scared that it isn’t for me. However, after a bit of debate and many cups of tea, I decided that it was a risk worth taking. I settled on a book, nestled down, and took the … Continue reading Book Review: The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan

A Book Review: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Fairytales. As a type of story designed to pass from hand to hand, reader to reader, writer to writer, these classic tales have been re-told to us in hundreds of different ways, by hundreds of different artists. From hollywood movies to comic books, fairytales have a way of capturing our imaginations like no other form of storytelling. Today, I want to share with you my … Continue reading A Book Review: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

A Book Review: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

Myths are fascinating things, aren’t they? For thousands of years, they have captured the imaginations of mankind – old or young, educated or less so, myths have a way of connecting with the essence of what it means to be human, with a fantastical and engaging twist. It comes as no surprise, then, that for years authors have tried to re-invent this mystical wheel of … Continue reading A Book Review: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

A Book Review: Zero K by Don Delillo

There is something that I have always believed: Any book, no matter how acclaimed or famous the author, could be someone’s first. Whether it’s because they haven’t heard of the author, or they haven’t read a book in years, or they catch a book mid-way through a series by accident, there is always a chance that a new reader may pick up a book and … Continue reading A Book Review: Zero K by Don Delillo

A Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

Speculative fiction, as the name suggests, is designed to take the world we know and put it under the imaginative microscope. What if you could travel back in time, if only for a moment? What if paper tigers could come to life? What does it mean to be human? Often times, these questions lead to lengthy, immersive worlds. Fantastical plots and characters underlined by traces … Continue reading A Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

A Book Review: See you in Paradise by J. Robert Lennon

A great premise doesn’t always result in a well told story; a well told story doesn’t always originate from a great sounding premise. This is the careful balance a short story writer must tread when deciding which stories make the cut for a collection. On the one hand, you want to choose a selection of stories that take their own angle on a particular theme. … Continue reading A Book Review: See you in Paradise by J. Robert Lennon

A Book Review: Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson

Magic Realism is one of my favourite genres. From Salaman Rushdie, to Haruki Murakami, to Angela Carter, I am in regular pursuit of authors who can spark my imagination with fantastical things, yet leave so many questions unanswered. When I put the book down, I love to sit in that sense of uncertainty – questioning whether there is a deeper meaning behind the hints of … Continue reading A Book Review: Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson

A Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

There is nothing better than a well-written end of the world. From The Road, to The Walking Dead and most recently The Girl With All the Gifts, audiences across all genres and mediums have been drawn to these grim and gritty apocalypse tales. And why shouldn’t they? The end of society as we know it is an effective springboard for fascinating stories: a starting point … Continue reading A Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel