Tag Archives: 2021 book reviews

Thoughts: The Burning World, by Isaac Marion

I watched Warm Bodies at Sneak and read the book at my earliest convenience, and really liked it. Quirky zombie romance, full of heart and black humour, exploring the choices we make to be human. Later, I saw that there … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Selected Poems, by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, translated by Robin Milner-Gulland and Peter Levi

From children’s fantasy to soviet poetry. Such is the world of literature. There’s a good translator introduction in this slim volume of poetry, which I appreciated but which also made me sad I can’t read Russian. It set out clearly … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I am officially back on the reading train. Choo choo. The Girl of Ink and Stars, as well as being a Thing of Thing and Thing title, is another book for younger readers, but a solid level younger than Orangeboy. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Orangeboy, by Patrice Lawrence

I can’t say too much about this one, because the unfolding sense of mystery was one of the best parts. It’s a little younger than my usual reading material, actual YA, not YA aimed at 20somethings, if you catch my … Continue reading

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Thoughts: This Sporting Life, by David Storey

I’ve been pushed out of a lot of comfort zones lately, over and over again, but this one at least I chose to leave. I know absolutely nothing about rugby league (or rugby union for that matter). Buuut is it … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Modelland, by Tyra Banks

Oh boy was this a book. While I was reading it I kept track of many of my immediate thoughts in a large Twitter thread which you may enjoy! I am going to spoiler the hell out of this book, … Continue reading

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