The Handmaid’s Tale: A dystopian nightmare

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is an excellent dystopian novel with some bleak considerations of the potential future for women and feminism. I am sure that when Atwood wrote this, and when many people read it upon initial publication they thought it was bad enough and could see many connections. However, with the recent... Continue Reading →

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Pet Sematary: an audio and visual horror nightmare come true

Pet Sematary by Stephen King is an excellent book, audio book and film. Having first read it years ago, re-reading on audible and watching the new 2019 movie has been an excellent experience. I really enjoyed both; it is atmospheric, creepy and jumpy as hell. I thought that the audible narrator was incredible, and the... Continue Reading →

Americanah: An excellent cultural narrative

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie provides a voice for those young adults who have come from African countries to study in any country dominated by Western culture. I absolutely loved the main character, Ifemelu, her views on life in America and the ways she utilises her experiences to feed back to people in the same... Continue Reading →

The Last: Dystopian fiction at its best

The Last by Hanna Jameson is an exciting, mysterious, at times bleak, but overall compelling dystopian novel which addresses how people would deal with being the last people on earth after nuclear destruction. Told from the perspective of an actionable narrator, this book has left me wanting so much more from Jameson. This could be... Continue Reading →

New Year, new job? #Workinpublishing in 2019

As can be seen through a quick Google search, the publishing industry is expanding in many ways. It is becoming more inclusive, promoting diversity and expanding its reach across the UK. The Northern Fiction Alliance are making huge strides toward publishing reaching past London, and publishers such as Sharmaine Lovegrove's Dialogue Books mean that there... Continue Reading →

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