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Book review: The Power – Naomi Alderman ***

“One of them says, 'Why did they do it?' And the other answers, 'Because they could.' That is the only answer there ever is.” In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American… Continue reading Book review: The Power – Naomi Alderman ***

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Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me. Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth, she is an outsider… Continue reading Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

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Book Review: White Rabbit, Red Wolf – Tom Pollock ****

Peter Blankman is afraid of everything and must confront unimaginable terror when his mother is attacked. Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds solace in the orderly and logical world of mathematics and in the love of his family: his scientist mum and… Continue reading Book Review: White Rabbit, Red Wolf – Tom Pollock ****

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Book Review: Obsidio – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ****

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the… Continue reading Book Review: Obsidio – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ****

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Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders *****

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of… Continue reading Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders *****