The Institute by Stephen King: Pretty damn incredible

The Institute by Stephen King is one of the best books I have read in years. It spans multiple genres, has a diverse character spread with excellent development and a very unique plot. I loved that this wasn't your typical 'government lock superhero children away' narrative, as the experimentation and reasoning behind it actually made... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

The Twisted Tree: A horrifying Norse tale

The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge is a fantastic horror/ghost story based on Norse mythology. Burge's incredible use of setting, atmosphere and language makes you feel engulfed in Nordic winter screaming to get out. Although this is marked as a young adult novella, if you removed the small romantic element, it would read as an... Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s It: Horrific genius

Oh, wow. I have just finished listening to the entire 44 hour, 53 minute long audiobook of It by Stephen King and loved nearly every second. Would I recommend listening to this as an audiobook rather than reading it? YES! With incredible narration and long chapters, this is the perfect listen for a long plane... Continue Reading →

The Outsider: A unique fantasy thriller

Stephen King has done it again!┬áThe Outsider is an incredible, unique look at the criminal justice system intermingled with a tale of mythology and belief. I thought that this novel was suspenseful and captivating and I learned a lot from it about Mexican mythology and a variety of supernatural happenings. The Story A little boy,... Continue Reading →

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