Book Review: Wilthaven by Oli Jacobs

reviewed by Will Vigar. Every now and again, a book comes along that, once finished, you put down, take a deep breath and think “What the *bleep* have I just read?” This isn’t a bad thing. The premise of Wilthaven is classic: other dimensions and realities rub against ours,...

Review: Hot Jazz Special by Jonny Hannah

reviewed by Charlie Hislop. Can you do jazz without sound? Hot Jazz Special comes very close. In sketches, painting, words, and colours it captures all the excitement; the buzz, the characters, and the clubs. Featuring jazz greats like Billie Holliday, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and more while mixing song...

Book Review: Childish Spirits by Rob Keeley

reviewed by Chris Richards. Childish Spirits is a perfect steppingstone for preteens and young teens to widen their genre knowhow. It is written for young readers but has every appearance of a classic ghost story without ever becoming uncomfortably frightening. It is creepy and mysterious and horrible at times,...

Book Review: The Guilty Die Twice by Don Hartshorn

reviewed by Will Vigar. The Guilty Die Twice was a frustrating read. This is partly because the genre – Legal Drama – is not one I particularly enjoy. I’ve never really got on with the Grisham’s of this world. Give me a police procedural and I’m happy, but from...

Book review: The Nacullians by Craig Jordan-Baker

reviewed by Chris Richards. It is difficult to explain the complex positive emotional regard I have for this darkly humorous book without it being lost in cliché. I love this family like I love my own. A love that is ugly, disjointed, comfortable, unconditional and reserved for those who...

Book Review: Bored? Games! by Ivan Brett

reviewed by Will Vigar. Being an adult with no kids, buying a book like ‘The Floor is Lava’ seems an odd choice. I mean, it’s games right? Playing? Adults don’t play! Not true. I love board games and have a wall full of them, but sometimes you just need...