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The Day Chuck Berry Died – Ian Inglis – 28.01.23

My daughter, Becca got married in September (it was a lovely wedding!) and I met her in-laws for the first time the day before. We got on very well, and I didn’t know that Chris’s Dad had written fiction until they sent us a flyer for a book launch event for his published collection of…

A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers – Jackson Ford – 26.01.23

I’m still enjoying the Tegan Frost series. In this novel Tegan has a run in with her brother and sister which results in her losing her powers just in time for her to be caught up in a terrifying hotel hostage drama. A second thread which runs through the book in alternate chapters follows Annie…

Against the Loveless World – Susan Abulhawa – (AUDIOBOOK) – 25.01.23

I didn’t love this book. It was interesting to read a novel from the perspective of a Palestinian, trying to survive amid all the turmoil in the Middle East. My problem was that I just didn’t warm to the main character, Nahr. Awful things happened to her, and I could totally understand the choices she…

Nation – Terry Pratchett – 15.01.23

This is a lovely stand alone young adult novel by Terry Pratchett. Set in an alternate Victorian era, a young girl who by a strange quirk of fate turns out to be the daughter of the new king of England (a pandemic wipes out so many people that all the hundred plus closer in the…

The Half Life of Valery K – Natasha Pulley – 10.01.23

I have loved the other books I’ve read by Natasha Pulley, all of which have had a magical realism element in an historical fiction setting. When I saw the title of this book, I assumed it would be more of the same so I eagerly bought it. Well, I was wrong in thinking this book…

A Face Like Glass – Frances Hardinge (AUDIOBOOK) – 07.01.23

I always enjoy Frances Hardinge novels. This one is set in a world where everyone lives in an underground city with a well defined class system where the underclasses are exploited by the elite classes. In this world, people do not have the innate ability to form facial expressions and must learn a handful of…

Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (AUDIOBOOK) – 03.01.23

Like many Ishiguro novels, Klara and the Sun was a beautiful, but surreal and often confusing read. It is narrated by Klara, who is an ‘artificial friend’ or sentient robot person, beginning when she lived in the shop waiting to be bought, and then when she went to live with her new family to befriend…

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