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Leonard and Hungry Paul Book Review

Ronan Hession’s debut novel is a delight. A tale of two seemingly unremarkable people, the novel’s introverted protagonists spin entirely on their own axis to

Simple Guide to Netgalley Martin Amis

Inside Story Book Review

Inside Story, Martin Amis’s latest autobiographical novel**, is brilliant at times. It’s well written and a sombre ennui pervades his entries on late father-figure Saul

August 2020 Reading Roundup In Absurdia

In Absurdia Book Review

In Absurdia is a curious novel. It’s also rather rather on-brand for this blog. But how did I feel about it? It’s a dizzying, disorientating

Thursday Murder Club Review

The Thursday Murder Club Review

I wanted to love The Thursday Murder Club. I really did. Like most people, I was drawn to it because of the author. I love

June 2020 Reading Roundup Central City

Central City Review

Central City is a crime fiction novel from writer and ‘recovering academic’, Indy Perro. A decent debut novel, Central City marvels the reader with its

May 2020 Reading Roundup The Sound Mirror

The Sound Mirror Review

The Sound Mirror is, without a doubt, my favourite novel of the year so far. Without spoilers, here’s why. *Disclaimer: I received a free advance

The Playmaker Project book review

The Playmaker Project Review

Who’d have thought that the worlds of sci-fi and soccer could collide? Well, author Daniel Peterson has done a remarkable job in bringing these two

Atomic Number Sixty book review

Atomic Number Sixty Review

Atomic Number Sixty is an interesting idea from the outset. I’m not sure that I’ve encountered anything like it before. Essentially, it’s a 60-chapter novella