Category: Review

24. ‘Sirius’ by Olaf Stapledon

I was talking to a friend recently about my newly discovered love of sci-fi, and a few days later he handed over Sirius by Olaf Stapledon and said I should see what I think. I’d never heard of Stapledon… Read More

23. ‘Hotel Iris’ by Yoko Ogawa

Sometimes you just want to slip back into the familiar embrace of a writer you already know and love. Sometimes that embrace is dark, uncomfortable and a little scary. Still, it’s exactly how you remembered it. Yoko Ogawa… Read More

22. ‘The Last Gasp’ by Trevor Hoyle

The Last Gasp by Trevor Hoyle is an absolute beast of a book. That’s because its set between 2016 and 2052 and it follows dozens of characters. At just over 725 pages it’s quite a book to commit to, but for me… Read More

21. ‘Swimming Lessons’ by Claire Fuller

Half present-day narrative, half letters written in the past, Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons uses an interesting structure to tell the story of a family troubled by disappearance and betrayal. But before I review it, let’s just take a moment… Read More

20. ‘Within the Sanctuary of Wings’ by Marie Brennan

I’m not usually one to follow book series. I tend to be either late to the party or just not that bothered, but Marie Brennan’s Lady Trent series captured me from page one and has kept me hooked… Read More