Category Archives: Short stories

January reads 2017

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (novel) Parts of this were great; others were a slog. Normally I like an unlikeable narrator/anti-hero, and a non-linear narrative, but Saleem was such an arrogant dick I couldn’t get on board with him. I … Continue reading

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May reads 2016

It’s already June! I didn’t do a lot of reading in May, and it was a bit of a mixed bag enjoyment-wise. In the order I read them: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (novel) This is … Continue reading

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January reads 2016

I’ve taken a break from reviewing/blogging the past couple of months, but I really got back into reading in January after only reading half of Dune and nothing else in December. I’ll get back to doing full reviews in February, … Continue reading

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February Reads 2015

February is a short month, and I’ve had long stretches of days of not reading, but, somehow, a whole lot of reading happened. Lots of comics, a few novels, poetry and short stories. Not a bad bunch. The Bees by … Continue reading

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Sweet Home by Carys Bray

I haven’t read a short story collection in ages and I can’t believe I left this sitting on my shelf for so long. Sweet Home is a collection of stories about childhood, parenthood, and loss. Some have a magical realism … Continue reading

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November Reads 2014

I seem to have read more than I thought I did in November. A mixed bag, but some really good books, and one new favourite. The Absent Woman by Marlene Lee (Novel) This was ok: not bad, not great. Not … Continue reading

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May Reads 2014

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (Novel) I really loved this book. There’s a lot to think about – it’s primarily about race in America and Nigeria, and the different ways race is perceived and reacted to in those countries. I … Continue reading

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