Graphic Novel Author Spotlight: Adrian Tomine

Trust Adrian Tomine to tell a story, emotionally rich, razor sharp in its observation of flawed relationships and brutally honest in its depiction of far-from-perfect social misfits and their messed-up lives. His drawings are simple in structure and style, but I felt it was really effective in conveying the depth of the story. Reading his... Continue Reading →

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Human Acts by Han Kang

I read the Vegetarian a couple of months ago and whilst it was very disturbing and twisted, I could still appreciate it for what it was and I gave it a 4 star rating. In comparison, Human Acts in my opinion, is much more accomplished as a novel and is extremely socially significant. It is... Continue Reading →

Strange Heart Beating: A Book Review

Strange Heart Beating 3.5/5 'I wanted someone at the funeral to tell me about the life she lived before I knew her. In that way, I thought I could continue knowing her, could continue with the journey that we had started. I'd simply take a detour, I thought. I'd go backwards.' I finished reading Strange... Continue Reading →

A magical, imaginative stroke of pure genius

At the mouth of the river of bees : 4.5/5 I read most of this collection back in May, and finished the last 2 stories in June. Kij Johnson interweaves fantastical elements like talking animals, aliens and spaceships, journeys of discovery and transformation, Japanese myth, stories within stories, some of which are common tropes in... Continue Reading →

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