Bloody Women has got me thinking about clues

For a book I bought for only a couple of pounds, with the kind of cover that usually begs to be ignored, Bloody Women by Helen Fitzgerald really intrigued me. It tells the story of Cat, a woman held accountable for a number of murders. Her unreliable narration gives the reader the chance to piece … Continue reading Bloody Women has got me thinking about clues

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Postcards From The Edge makes me feel like I know Carrie Fisher so well

I'm usually hesitant when it comes to stories that revolve around a celebrity lifestyle. The balance between fictional characters and people, places and media that exist in the real world is difficult to get right. When the writer does choose to set the story very obviously in the real world, the references get old quite … Continue reading Postcards From The Edge makes me feel like I know Carrie Fisher so well

Tanglewreck is full of fun ideas, badly executed

On the surface of it, Tanglewreck seemed like it would have everything I want in a story. It looked sort of steampunk, with sci fi elements that explored physics and fantasy in near enough equal measure. There were prophecies and ancient pirates and multiverses and creepy old mental hospitals and gruesome human experiments on innocent … Continue reading Tanglewreck is full of fun ideas, badly executed