Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can hurt like hell. If I was looking for another quote to summarise Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby, I'd be hard pressed finding one. Our protagonist, Carl Streator, is the character we follow for the majority of the novel. At the beginning, the premise is simple: Streator is a …

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High-Rise by JG Ballard: A Review!

I’ve always been a person to love stories of adventure, magic, and danger. After finishing Sharp Objects I was craving some more realism. I noticed High Rise peeking out of the corner of my bookshelf, and decided to give it a reread. Immediately, we’re thrust into the world of Robert Laing -- divorcee, doctor, and med-school lecturer. …

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American Vampire Vol. 1 – Scott Snyder and Stephen King

Cast aside every preconception you have of vampires, and clear your mind to the gift that Scott Snyder and Stephen King brings to you. I remember when I first purchased this work of art in a comic book store in Ramsgate (long shut down now.) I had just finished university and was still in the …

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Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer: AKA The Weirdest Book I’ve read in a while.

Full disclosure: I actually obtained books 2 & 3 of the Southern Reach Trilogy about... A little over a year ago, and got so sidetracked with other books I simply never bothered obtaining the first book. It was only during the latter end of 2017 that I realised I wanted to try something new. So …

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