The Slaughter Man; a modern day fairy tale

[Fairy tales are] such dark, peculiar, amoral stories – stories that warn us to stay out of the woods but that also teach us how to survive. Cassandra Parkin When I interviewed Cassandra Parkin at…

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Overdrawn; a stark portrayal of the future

Overdrawn by N.J. Crosskey is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. In a way it reminds me of The Handmaid Tale – not the actual story but the unsettling sense of…

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Good Samaritans: dark, disturbing and sexually charged

My God, Good Samaritans is so dark, so dirty and utterly immersive.  It is twisted; I mean really twisted. I have never read a book like this before. I think I still feel filthy from…

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Love & Fame; wit, humour and grief

When I was approached to take part in the blog tour of Love & Fame I was intrigued by both the description of the novel, a highly-strung comedy about love, fame, grief, show business and the…

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Blog Tour: Pieces of Me

This is a book that hooked me in straight away. It is a brilliantly crafted novel that exposes the emotional destruction of war and conflict. It is a novel that is raw and it broke…

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