Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Opening sentence: “The King stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored.” I’m just going to start this review by saying: You need to read this book. It’s the first novel in a while that’s had such a visceral effect on me. It’s brilliant. Station Eleven is a dystopian novel but not like any you’ve read […]

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Review: Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Opening sentence: “My toenail has blackened and I’ve to pull to get it off.” We are thrown straight into the action in this dystopian read: Ireland is now a barren, desolate place where any humans still alive spend their time protecting themselves against skrake – zombie-like creatures that roam the country – and trying to […]

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Opening sentence: “We slept in what once had been the gymnasium.” It was one of my 2018 reading goals to read more classics, so I’ve kicked off with a book that’s been on my TBR list for such a long time – The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s sometimes tricky to […]

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Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Opening sentence: “A squat grey building of only thirty-four storeys.” I know I might be a little late to the party reading this classic, but I have to say – this is a fantastic book! When you put it in historical context and realise it was published in 1932, […]

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