Book reviews, Fantasy/sci fi, Literary fiction

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

The End We Start From might be a petite novella but it’s certainly not short on blistering prose and thought-provoking narrative. What’s it all about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days… Read More The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Book reviews, Fantasy/sci fi

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: book club’s verdict

November’s book club reviewed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. It was our first venture into science fiction so how did it go down with the gang? We were asked to review this book by the folks at Hodder who were looking for book clubs to read Becky Chambers’ first novel. Alison, our resident sci-fi… Read More The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: book club’s verdict

Book reviews, Fantasy/sci fi, General book stuff, Ghost/gothic, Short stories

Review: The Other World, It Whispers

Stephanie Victoire’s short story collection The Other World, It Whispers is a spellbinding ride for fans of fairy tales, ghosts and the Gothic. Now, when the back of a book jacket says this I get pretty excited: With strands of classic fairy and folklore weaved through, the unknown – the silent and the dark – is explored.… Read More Review: The Other World, It Whispers