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"Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro

After re-reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood and watching the Hulu-adaptation I remembered one other dystopian story that had a profound effect on me. “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro is a 2005 novel, was adapted in 2010 for the big screen by Mark Romanek, and a novel I never actually read. 1,483 more words

Film & Television

BROWN GIRL IN THE RING (1998)

I had some doubts about Brown Girl in the Ring for the first 150 pages or so of reading it. My main concern was that the entire novel would be predictable – tropes were introduced that had the potential to unfold in a boringly predictable way. 569 more words

Coming Of Age

A companion, not a sequel

I released this a little while ago but what with one thing (repeated terrorism) and another (general election) and another (massive fire in my city), my job-that-pays-the-rent of “reading all the national newspapers” has been rather all-consuming and my time off has been filled with trying to forget all about it, so this post is  205 more words

Writing

Red Queen

Kathryn’s Pick: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

In a world drastically divided by blood it’s uncommon to see a mixing of Reds and Silvers. See, Red bloods are commoners, who are ruled by the Silver blooded elite. 84 more words

Science Fiction

Review: The Immortal Rules


The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“We are vampires. It makes no difference who we are, where we came from. 2,105 more words

Review

American War: A Novel

American War : A Novel

by Omar El Akkao

Knopf | 2017
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN: 978-0-451-49358-3
Genre: Dystopian Fiction

ARC e-book from Netgalley and publisher in exchange for review… 565 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: A Dusk of Demons, by John Christopher

Christopher, John.  A Dusk of Demons.  Aladdin.  2014.  $7.99.  ISBN 978-4814-2018-1.  176 Pages.  Ages 9-13.  Q7P7

A dystopian novel based on governmental control by religious fear (not a new concept, though the fear is of The Dark One and not a God figure).  169 more words

Book Reviews