Genre: Literary

The Dog Who Dared To Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

The Dog Who Dared To Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

Animal stories. Often, they can be manipulative, saccharine over-doses that pander to our soft side, parables of modern-times wrapped up in a fluffy anthropomorphic shell, but rarely are they honest in their depiction of animal life. Sun-mi Hwang’s ‘The Dog Who Dared To Dream‘ allows us to go beyond this over-used trope and into a […]

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kate in review, tour / 1 Comment
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Soft In The Head by Marie-Sabine Roger

Soft In The Head by Marie-Sabine Roger

Sometimes, it takes a special someone to help us discover our true selves. When it’s done through a love of knowledge, and books, it’s even better. Soft in the head, but strong in the heart, Germain seems happy with his lot. His days are an endless array of drinking with his friends, casual sex with […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Kate in review / 0 Comments
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The Murdered Banker by Augusto De Angelis

The Murdered Banker by Augusto De Angelis

Crime is international, and so are the authors that write it. Pushkin Vertigo have reissued the works of Italian crime writer Augusto De Angelis, most notably the mysteries involving the Milanese Inspector De Vincenzi. But how does a crime thriller written 90 years ago sit among the ‘wham bam’ of today’s modern crime lit? Inspector […]

Posted February 29, 2016 by Kate in review / 0 Comments
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Fractured by Clar Ni Chonghaile

Fractured by Clar Ni Chonghaile

Writing fiction around current or recent events can be problematic, especially those that may not get worldwide attention. Journalist, and now author Clar Ni Chonghaile, uses her experiences from her time in Somalia to create the hard-hitting, and emotional ‘Fractured’. But does her first-hand knowledge equate to good narrative, or hinder it? ‘Fractured’ consists of […]

Posted February 4, 2016 by Kate in review / 2 Comments
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Thirteen Ways Of Looking By Colum McCann

Thirteen Ways Of Looking By Colum McCann

Evocative. Absorbing. Humanizing. All words that could easily describe many literary authors. But it fits one in particular. Colum McCann, author of the wonderfully poignant ‘Let The Great World Spin’ has yet again, got beneath the skin with his collection of short stories ‘Thirteen Ways Of Looking’. Deeply personal, McCann certainly runs the gamut of […]

Posted November 30, 2015 by Kate in review / 0 Comments
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