Down and Out in Paradise

Down and Out in Paradise

Down and Out in Paradise Luke Williams Echo Publishing 2019 ISBN:978-1-76068-584-3 Luke Williams’ Down and Out in Paradise is an intriguing memoir exploring the years he spent in Southeast Asia as a recovering and relapsing drug addict and an alternately employed and unemployed journalist. Living cheap, and sometimes even on nothing, Luke explores some of [...]

Shadowalker

Shadowalker

Shadowalker Catch Tilly Stone Table Books 2017 Shadowalker is an engrossing fantasy you’ll want to read in a single sitting—I know I did. After waking in Meldin with only a hazy memory and in world-altering pain, Uriel, daughter of the Death Lord, is in one of the most dangerous situations of her life. With her [...]

A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea Fiona McGregor Giramondo Publishing 2019 Fiona McGregor's photo-essay 'A Novel Idea' is a witty and honest examination of the often thankless and tedious work of writing a novel. From 2007 to 2010, McGregor documented herself and her workspace through photographs. The reader follows her from her small home office to Estonia and [...]

The Truants

The Truants

The Truants Kate Weinberg Bloomsbury 2019 ISBN: 978-1-5266-0012-7   Whether it’s as basic as skipping school or smoking a bit of pot in the toilets to theft or worse; doing the wrong thing can be alluring. One of the questions Kate Weinberg asks in her novel The Truants is, “could you be driven to kill [...]

Playing God

Playing God

Playing God Morton Benning Stone Table Books, 2017 With a wry humour reminiscent of Terry Pratchett, Morton Benning treats the reader to a quest fit for any lover of role-playing fantasy games. Playing God explores the fallacy of making yourself a god – something 'God Avatar' Jeff created the entire digital world of Utopia to [...]

Racing the Sun

Reading Racing the Sun by J.R. Koop was like taking a deep breath of fresh air. Set in a Southern Asian inspired fantasy kingdom and with a queer love story at the centre, this Young Adult work is bright against its heavily heteronormative, and predominately Western-based peers. After the soul is stolen out of her [...]