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Category: Literary

Fantasy, Literary

The Swallowed Man

Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet who came alive, but how much do we know about Geppetto, the man who created him? Edward Carey presents his story in the form of Geppetto’s journal, written while inside the whale, where he has…

Literary, Science Fiction

Klara and the Sun

Klara awaits her turn in the window, an opportunity to soak in the nourishment from the Sun. Klara is an Artificial Friend, AIs designed to be companions to children. She’s an older model, so has spent some time in the store, with her friend, Rosa….

General Fiction, Literary

Maxwell’s Demon

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Thomas Quinn is…

General Fiction, Literary

We Cast a Shadow

Set in a near future America, We Cast a Shadow explores what happens when a country accepts institutionalised racism, when even the black people accept it. The unnamed narrator thinks the worst thing his son can be is black, that he will succeed if only…

General Fiction, Literary


Felix loses his job as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre, when his ambitious interpretation of The Tempest goes to far. Exiled from his old life, he takes a job in a prison, teaching inmates to perform theatre. When an opportunity to take revenge on…

General Fiction, Literary

There There

There There follows twelve Native Americans in the days running up to the Oakland powwow, exploring the identity of a people whose home is just not there any more. Dene plans to film the stories of Natives at the powwow, to tell the tales that…

General Fiction, Literary


13-year-old Sal has been planning their escape for a year. Sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend, she needs to stop the same happening to her younger sister Peppa. After taking care of Robert, Sal and Peppa go on the run, living in the Galloway Forest,…