“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 ***
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 ****
Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel – Heather O’Neill ***
A man wakes up in a forest. He has no idea who he is or where he is. There's only one thing on his mind, a name. "Anna". Seconds later he's chasing another man who's chasing a woman. She's screaming, a shot is fired, then nothing. Silence. It's the start of a day that will become increasingly insane, the more it is repeated because yes, you're now stuck in the loop that is Blackheath. But don't worry, you'll enjoy your stay.
-Am I nOt meRciFul?- This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad… Continue reading Book Review: Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff *****