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3 02, 2018

Book of The Week: The Wrath & The Dawn

2018-02-03T12:00:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

  The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh Shahrzad's best friend is the latest victim of Khorasan's sombre young ruler, Khalid. Every day, without explanation, he takes a wife and by sunrise the next morning, she is hanged. Shahrzad wants to break that cycle, and kill Khalid. She volunteers herself, and with her wits [...]

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, [...]

18 11, 2017

Book of The Week: Uglies

2017-11-18T10:33:57+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld   Tally's life doesn't begin, in her opinion, until she turns sixteen. When she turns sixteen, she will undergo a mandatory, life-changing series of brutal operations, and be spat out the other side of it fully transformed from an Ugly to a Pretty. Pretties live glorious lives of celebrity, luxury... and [...]

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 [...]

21 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Mort(e)

2017-10-21T11:55:59+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Mort(e) by Robert Repino   Sebastian is a house cat who loves this neighbour Sheba, a beautiful dog. He also loves his family until things start to change. The father becomes paranoid and dangerous, the mother and children more cautious and afraid. But Sebastian too is changing, growing in both body and understanding. Sebastian gains [...]

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! [...]

24 08, 2017

Book of The Week: Dark Matter

2017-08-24T16:15:05+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch   When Jason Dessen is kidnapped and held hostage in a laboratory his only thought is to escape back to his wife. That journey ends up being a little more complicated than originally thought as Jason has to travel through alternate worlds to reunite his family. This is a fantastically [...]

17 08, 2017

Book of The Week: Ready Player One

2017-08-17T09:54:31+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline   This book may or may not be a complete geekfest, but it is most certainly a rollicking read; funny as hell with 80's references on every page amidst a great mystery and a treasure hunt! It will take readers on an adventure like no other.   Recommended by [...]