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Mini Christmas Book Haul

As a bookworm and long-time book lover people often shy away from buying books for me for Christmas and birthdays, unless they’re ones I’ve explicitly asked for. 491 more words

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Henry Bell

2016 eh, what a shanner. As Gramsci says, the old world is dying etc… so, grief, death anxiety, and more grief are my reads of the year. 313 more words


Noirvember - Day 16 (Forever Words)

Johnny Cash’s music is ideal for Noirvember. With his dark, melancholic lyrics conjuring up imagery in the imagination, he was both haunter and haunted; his songs inhabiting our thoughts with a brooding poetry. 349 more words

Himself by Jess Kidd

It is a tremendous privilege to review the wonderful Himself on publication day. And what better time to discover this fantastic debut, immersed as it is in the dead and a forest borrowed from the Brothers Grimm, than a dark autumn evening? 184 more words

Book Review

Review: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

A weird sci-fi religion crossover type thing about a missionary on a far away planet. I enjoyed it, it reads well, and there’s an added touch of joy because it’s goes through a lot of ideas I wouldn’t normally think about in a way I wouldn’t normally think. 112 more words


The Outrun - Amy Liptrot

The Outrun – Amy Liptrot

The Last Word Review

For Amy Liptrot a life that seemed to be on the very edge of life. Struggling with addiction to alcohol, life seemed to be overtaking her and really taking her to some very dark places… 644 more words