Dear Mr M by Herman Koch

My New Year’s reading resolution was to select books more mindfully and stop settling for middling thrillers. It was precisely for this reason that I didn’t take Dear Mr M home the first time I laid eyes on it. I’d never heard of Herman Koch before, much less The Dinner (his previous work which has […]

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The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Gosh this book is strange. I’m still not sure whether it’s good-strange or bad-strange, but I managed to enjoy it an awful lot despite its inherent weirdness. What makes it so odd is that Horowitz inserts himself slap-bang into the middle of events as a walking, talking self-insert. He doesn’t do anything so dreadfully generic […]

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Habit Stacking by S.J. Scott

This is a hard book to review, mainly because some tips were very useful, and others… seemed geared towards robots trying to assimilate on Earth. S.J. Scott is the author of around 30 books (rounded down because a few on Goodreads appear to be translated versions). Of those, 19 have the word ‘habit’ in the […]

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Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Yesterday is a high-concept thriller, set in a world where no one’s memory lasts more than two days. The majority of the population are “Monos”, who retain all memories before the age of 18, and just a single day’s worth of short term memories. “Duos” are luckier – they remember up to the age of […]

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Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

Smoke and Mirrors was a present from a friend for my birthday, and I was so psyched when I opened it. There have been some Neil Gaiman short stories that I’ve absolutely loved, and while this collection wasn’t full of solid gems, there were some fantastic pieces. One of my favourite stories is tucked away […]

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The Competition by Marcia Clark

In 2016, largely thanks to American Crime Story, I became somewhat obsessed with the OJ Simpson trial. Among the books I read on the subject was Marcia Clark’s Without a Doubt. I enjoyed it to the point that I noted similarities between it and Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller series, and as a result made a […]

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