American Gods – Neil Gaiman

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American Gods is both bizarre and brilliant, and a fun ride of a read. Our likeable protagonist, Shadow, meets crazy characters and wacky moments ensue on a strange journey across the country. However, the ideas of the book run much deeper than just a cross country adventure. It is a story of layered themes and … Continue reading American Gods – Neil Gaiman


Fave Books of 2018

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My fave books of 2018: Overall favourite book of 2018: Anna KareninaBest science fiction: The Broken Earth Series, and DuneBest fantasy: The Golden CompassMost unexpected good read: A Gentleman in MoscowDarkest book of the year: The Picture of Dorian GrayBest essay: A Room of One's OwnGreatest accomplishment: War and PeaceBest dystopian: Fahrenheit 451Fave historical fiction: Pachinko and … Continue reading Fave Books of 2018

The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin

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Awesome! Really enjoyed The Fifth Season, the first book of the Broken Earth series. Jemisin has deservedly won a hat trick of Hugo's with this incredible trilogy. If you're looking for something different, give your imagination the trip it deserves. Into a world of seismic activity and near-extinction events; people with magical earth moving (literally) powers and … Continue reading The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Perhaps the most famous detective in literary history, Sherlock Holmes along with his trusty sidekick Watson, requires no introduction. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 62 Holmes cases (stories) between 1887 and 1927. This particular collection of 12 short stories remains a highly recommended classic. It's hard not to marvel at the problem solving prowess of Mr … Continue reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle