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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Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson

I’ve been wanting to read Dark Tales for absolutely ages – and despite the difficulty of obtaining it, am quietly impressed that it isn’t available on Kindle. (I love my Kindle, don’t get me wrong – but this was a perfect book for curling up in bed with with the curtains drawn.) [Edit: Since writing, […]

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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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20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

I knew it wouldn’t be long before I broke my New Year’s reading resolution . My aim for this year was to stop resorting to tried and tested favourite authors, and to branch out into new and crucially better books – not relying on the same old horror/thriller fall-backs time after time! That resolution lasted, […]

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