Book review: ‘The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway’ by Rhys Thomas

The Unlikely Heroics

“Only in darkness can a hero be born. What happens when good men do nothing? The world burns. He pulls the armour down over his chest, the gloves over his hands, the elbow guards, straps on his pack and utility belt. In the mirror he pulls on the mask and descends through the house.” Superheroes…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘The Immortalists’ by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists

The only certainty in life is death. All of us know this fact, and accept it to some degree. Yet at the same time, we strive daily to delay the inevitable as much as possible. We eat the right things. We exercise and push our bodies to the limit. We follow the latest medical trends…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘The Tall Man’ by Phoebe Locke

The Tall Man

“The legend of the Tall Man can be traced back as early as the 1970s. An urban legend which began circulating around schools in England, it has several variants – the most popular is that of a man who murdered his disobedient daughters. This version of the Tall Man can be sought out by ‘good’…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘Days of Wonder’ by Keith Stuart

Keith Stuart Days of Wonder

“Every year, when I was a kid, my Dad put on a play for my birthday. He did it to help me cope with my annual heart check-up, and also the fear and uncertainty that I felt pretty much every day. He called them the Days of Wonder, because he said wonder beat everything.” The…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘A Boy Made Of Blocks’ by Keith Stuart

A Boy Made Of Blocks - Keith Stuart

I had a sneaky suspicion, before even turning the first page of Keith Stuart’s debut novel, that I would really enjoy it. Having been marketed as “the most uplifting novel of the year” and received a glowing endorsement from Graeme Simsion, writer of The Rosie Project - one of my favourite reads in recent years - I was…Read the full article…