Review: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Opening sentence: “The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.” This blog got its name from the place I do most of my reading – the 7:47am train on the way to work. One morning this week the trains gave me (what in the past would have […]

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Review: The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Opening sentence: “A young man walks down by the banks of the Blackwater under the full cold moon.” Sometimes, when a book comes with so much hype and praise (such as being the Waterstone’s Book of the Year 2016), it just doesn’t live up to the expectation for me. However, […]

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