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25 11, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #6 • Never Let Me Go

2017-11-25T11:41:07+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a rare discovery because when it haunts you, you welcome it. The story revolves around the short and entwined lives of Ruth, Tommy, and Kathy; the last of whom explains everything from her perspective - from early childhood to the age of thirty. Kathy is a carer, [...]

11 11, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #5 • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

2017-11-12T18:08:03+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Kids, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse belongs to a new breed of children’s book. Its seamless double-act of words and art by Chris Riddell is an indication of the depth in storytelling that it offers readers; each page is rich with the story's magic, and that’s captivating. While turning the purple-tipped pages of [...]

28 10, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #4 • A Clockwork Orange

2017-10-26T12:19:36+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

First and foremost, this is a book only recommended for adults. Trust me. The saving grace in regards to the now-infamous horror between the pages of A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is that, through the narrator, everything from milk-drinking to ultra-violence is filtered. While civilians are terrorised by each other in Burgess' dystopia, these [...]

14 10, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #3 • Poe’s Tales and Poems

2017-10-26T09:23:03+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , , |

There are few names that loom larger in the darkness of horror than Edgar Allan Poe. In the Macmillan Collector's Library edition of his Tales and Poems, his sway over all as a storyteller is completely indisputable. As the author of the first modern detective stories, it's a fair conclusion to draw that Poe's own [...]

30 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #2 • Strange Practice

2017-10-26T09:23:26+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

London is in a state of unrest, our medical practitioners are overworked, and the world seems to grow more grim by the day. If this all naturally culminates in a society of underworld figures hiding at the fringes of mundane life, dabbling in dark magic and advanced science, Vivian Shaw's Strange Practice called it first! [...]

16 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #1 • The Hate U Give

2017-09-30T11:59:43+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to our new biweekly column! In SKETCHY REVIEWS, we will be reviewing and celebrating some of our favorite books - giving you a treat for the mind and the eye, with our signature "only-a-little-nonsense" approach. Without further ado...   The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas gave me, conversely, zero hate. What it did [...]