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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The Kafenion by Victoria Hislop

All The Kafenion really has going for it is atmosphere. Hislop has a huge talent when it comes to evoking Greece, particularly through tastes and textures, but this bite-sized morsel is too minuscule for substance. In it, we encounter twins with wildly differing ideas over business ownership, to the point that their mother performs a […]

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