book review

Book Review: The Year of the Food, by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Year of the Food, by Margaret Atwood

You would think that having written so many post-apocalyptic novels over the years, Margaret Atwood’s offerings would have become stale, dull, or at the very least a little repetitive. Not so. At once a complex and simple tale of survival at the end of the world, her latest novel is The Year of the Flood,(…)

Book Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

A cold, dark box, filled with terrified teenage girls is the rather dramatic opening to Lauren DeStefano’s debut. Of those girls, all but three are shot and killed. The survivors are taken as ‘Sister Wives’ for Linden Ashby, the son of a very wealthy ‘First Generation’ scientist who has dedicated his life to finding a(…)

Modern Book Review: “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett (2012)

Modern Book Review: “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett (2012)

Dodger is the latest and highly anticipated new book by Terry Pratchett; but unlike the brilliantly fantastical writing for which he has become renowned and known by, this offering reads more like a wry crime caper through the underbelly of Victorian London. The story is told (in third person) mostly through the eyes of the(…)