The Signal Line

A Book as Quirky as Its Title I’ve read some quirky books over the years. They’re books which you are not sure if you should laugh or cry and connect to while reading but can’t explain how. This is what happened to me while reading Brendan Colley’s debut novel The Signal Line. I didn’t know... Continue Reading →

Better the Blood

Better the Blood is both a thrilling read and dives deep into some very flawed characters. It’s a book that dives into the colonial history of New Zealand and it impacts on the Māori population.

Scary Monsters

Have you ever come across a book so unique you can’t really describe it? Well, Michelle De Krester's Scary Monsters is one of those for me. Yet, it makes it one of the most engaging reads for me this year.

Hometown Haunts

Scary Stories to Read At Night It is finally that month again for horror fans across the world. To celebrate it, I began reading the 2021 short story collection Hometown Haunts, subtitled #LoveOzYA Horror Tales. Much like any anthology of short tales, this book is one filled to the brim with many great tales from... Continue Reading →

Too Much Lip

A Quirky Read During A Crazy Time So, it’s been a while since my last update. Between work, having Covid, family health crises, a failing computer and just overall chaos, blogging has fallen to the wayside. Yet, I’m still reading like crazy in this time, across a wide array of genres. One of these books... Continue Reading →

Analogue Strikes Back

I love analogue mediums. A lot of this love and passion for the analogue world is why I decided to read Canadian author David Sax’s The Revenge of Analog. In this book, Sax discusses the world and business of analogue mediums making a comeback in the 21st century. He goes through a variety of different areas, from vinyl records and print media to physical schooling and technology-free summer camps.

The Kowloon Kid

Few places in this world are quite like Hong Kong. For Australian journalist Phil Brown, it's a place of his childhood, which he speaks of in The Kowloon Kid.

So-Called “Greats”: The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury was one of the most prolific writers of speculative fiction. Over his life, he wrote many memorable stories, from Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes, to The Illustrated Man and Dandelion Wine. His works helped bring speculative fiction more into the literary mainstream and inspire countless filmmakers in various adaptations. It’s... Continue Reading →

Lost Mars

Mariner 4 forever changed Martian fiction when it sent the first digital images back to Earth in 1965. Stories of canals and a fantastical world have been neglected to the history books of Martian stories. Lost Mars collects some of those artifacts and presents them together in a short story collection from popular fiction historian Mike Ashley.

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