Category: Review

53. ‘I Am Legend’ by Richard Matheson

Earlier this month I went back to the sci-fi book club in Bath, and this time we were reading a classic: Richard Matheson’s vampire novel, I Am Legend. I have read this book before, in 2015, so it was… Read More

Double review: ‘The Good Immigrant’ and ‘Sapiens’

Recently, I have been loving non-fiction. I was partly inspired by Non-Fiction November, a reading challenge that was all over YouTube last month, encouraging people to read non-fiction. I decided to give it a go, and today I’ve… Read More

50. ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry

Reading The Essex Serpent made me realise that I love a very specific genre: a rebellious woman scandalises a Victorian-esque society by tramping around the countryside looking for a semi-mythical, dragon-like creature. (I told you it was very specific.) This… Read More

47. ‘Nocturnes’ and 48. ‘Maps to Nowhere’

This week I’m reviewing two short story collections: Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro and Maps to Nowhere by Marie Brennan. One is a dreamy meditation upon love and music; the other involves thoughtful fantasy set in rich imaginary worlds. The verdict:… Read More

46. Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir is his long-awaited second novel after the runaway success of his debut, The Martian. This book also turns its attention to space, but this time the setting is a little closer to home: Artemis is… Read More