Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

I took a chance on Six Stories with only the vaguest impression of what to expect, and I’m very glad I did. It’s not often I splurge my monthly Audible credit on something I’ve never heard of, but this well and truly hit the mark. Stylised like a serial podcast, with small interconnecting sections referencing […]

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Tenth of December by George Saunders

Tenth of December was an unexpected gem. I was totally unfamiliar with George Saunders before reading a Guardian list of top ten books about the apocalypse. The review by Michelle Tea promised: “If you love Black Mirror, this collection is for you. Saunders’ grip on how today’s technological folly may lead to tomorrow’s grotesque inhumanity […]

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Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah

“If I ever get to rate this kidnapping on TripAdvisor, I’ll give it four stars instead of three.” Did You See Melody? is such a good thriller. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Sophie Hannah’s Culver Valley series – mostly because she can write a damn good plot, but her regular characters are frequently insufferable. […]

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Fellside by M.R. Carey

The Girl With All The Gifts was one of my favourite reads of 2014, so I’d been looking forward to Fellside with some relish. Sad to say, it failed to live up to my expectations. It’s not a terrible book by any means, but it does read like a weirdly paranormal episode of Bad Girls, […]

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