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Famished
Book Review

Famished

Famished is the second book centred around food that I’ve read this month, though this one couldn’t be more different from the other, a tantalising collection of short stories with a central theme of food/eating/feasting/consuming. I was given an advanced reading copy by Influx Press to review, and I was really pleased as I had …

The End We Start From
Book Review

The End We Start From

This is the first time I’ve come across the term cli-fi when describing a genre of fiction, I’ve usually classified books I’ve read about climate change disaster as speculative fiction, but cli-fi is much better. The End We Start From follows the female protagonist through a sudden climate incident which sees London, and by inference, …

Never Let Me Go
Book Review

Never Let Me Go

Melancholic. This is about the only word that can be used to describe Never Let Me Go, it is there from the start to the end. Always on the verge of crying. This is such a well-crafted elegy to the dead or those about to die. Nothing is clear and the characters see their lives …

The Last Children of Tokyo
Book Review

The Last Children of Tokyo

The Last Children of Tokyo another book that I saw and was instantly fascinated by the cover. It also fits in with my goal of reading more books which weren’t originally written in English. Looking at a world in the near future, set in the Tokyo of this world, older people aren’t dying but the …

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