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Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

I’ve always been a fan of comics, both reading them and writing them. In fact, I’m still writing them into my adulthood. In Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud delves into the history of comics, explaining their origins and influences while also … Continue reading

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Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

At first glance, this is a fairly traditional fantasy novel, one with an evil overlord who needs to be overthrown for the good of the people. But if you scratch beneath the surface, you’ll find that there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

I really enjoy novels which tell stories on a grand scale, things which span a character’s entire life and give you a chance to see them, the people in their life and the world around them change over time. Memoirs … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Love and War by Paul Cornell

In order to stop the Doctor Who series of novels from stagnating, the writers decided that it was time to mix up the cast of characters a little, just as would happen every few years or so in the TV … Continue reading

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Mort by Terry Pratchett

Upon reading Mort, the fourth of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, I felt that the series had reached a new height. I’d enjoyed the three books which came before it, but this one felt like it had a little more heart … Continue reading

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

If you’re after a classic nineteenth century adventure novel, then this is one book I heartily recommend. I’m happy to say that this is one of my very favourites of its kind. The story follows a group of three people … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister’s Cat by Alice Guile

I always like the opportunity to read and review the novels written by people know, and The Prime Minister’s Cat is an example of this. Knowing as many writers as I do, perhaps I should make a special section for … Continue reading

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Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

I’ve always thought that short stories were an excellent medium for the horror genre. Often things are creepier when they’re more mysterious and in these stories, M. R. James follows this philosophy perfectly. Each one gives you just enough information … Continue reading

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The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

This novel is the holocaust as seen through the eyes of a child. It’s as harrowing as I’m sure you are imagining it to be. Thankfully, it’s entirely fictional, but it does a good job of highlighting the very real … Continue reading

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The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

If you’ve ever seen The Room, you’ll know it’s just about the most bizarre movie ever made. Supposedly a serious drama, you’ll find it full of extremely oddball humour born out of the fact that all of the character are … Continue reading

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