Monthly Archives: July 2013

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell – The Facsimile

Every year I get myself an ill-iversary present – a weird sort of ‘hey you’re still ill, but have a present’ present. Soon, it will be my three year ill-iversary, which has happily coincided with getting an unexpected refund on … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Showbiz Reporter by Holly Forrest

I’ve managed to wangle a few free books recently, so I’ve decided to pass some of them on to appease the book karma gods. If you would like to win a free copy of Confessions of a Showbiz Reporter, just … Continue reading

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Instruction Manual for Swallowing by Adam Marek

From the blurb: “Robotic insects, in-growing cutlery, flesh-serving waiters in a zombie café…Welcome to the surreal, misshapen universe of Adam Marek’s first collection…” I really enjoyed this collection. One of the cover quotes said it’s a bit like early McEwan, … Continue reading

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The State of Me by Nasim Marie Jafry

Helen Fleet is at university and on her year away in France when she starts to feel very ill. She returns home to Scotland early, and, after some disbelief on the part of her GP and a number of tests … Continue reading

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Central Reservation by Will le Fleming

Holly lives on a farm with her twin, Yvonne, and her mum, Belinda (they have called her ‘Belinda’ since their dad died a few years previously). After Yvonne dies in a bus crash, Holly (and only Holly) is haunted by … Continue reading

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