Tag: fiction

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

“They say Aslan is on the move. Perhaps he has already landed,” whispered the Beaver. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delightful strain of music had just floated by. And Lucy got that feeling when you realise it’s the beginning of summer. So, deep

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: A Review

The story follows Okonkwo, an important member of a village in central Africa, as he goes about his daily life and during the beginning of Western colonialism. It is so refreshing to read a book set in Africa that does not portray the indigenous people as ‘savages’ or similar. Achebe himself was present during the

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The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig: A Review

Amanda Craig has written an epic that explore the intricate boundaries of society and human interaction. The layered structure and multiple viewpoints coherently illustrates the story in such a beautiful way. I am a sucker for a bit of black comedy so the dialogue between characters and the depictions of their thoughts were humorous and

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Tiny Instruments by Mitchell Bogatz: A Review

‘Tiny Instruments’ is the heart-wrenching story of Timothy Cottard, a genetically enhanced being based on the DNA of great scientist – a being that wants nothing more than to be human.” My Review Rating: 4/5 I thought the writing was beautiful but the story and characters even more so. This is a Christmas re-read if I

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Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton: A Review

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands. Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani

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Alien Love Story by A. K. Dawson: A Review

Life is a headache for 15-year-old Dan. This isn’t some kind of metaphor. Dan suffers from migraines that make just about everything he does unbearable. Added to that he’s lost almost everyone he cares about. So he feels lonelier than the last puppy in a pet shop. But one day he sees a mysterious girl

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A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Meet thirtysomething dad, Alex He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn’t understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself. Meet eight-year-old Sam Beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can’t solve on his own.

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Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler: A Review

‘Sweetbitter’ is an enthralling novel about a year in the life of a wonderfully individual young woman living in New York.  Twenty-two year old, Tess manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a Manhattan restaurant. As we are taken through her chaotic but marvellous life she has chosen, we see how her education on wines, drugs

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