You might have heard that the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was recently announced, and the award went to Kazuo Ishiguro. Less controversial than last year’s selection of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, Ishiguro is a traditional English novelist who was born in Japan.
Stranded, Bracken MacLeod Every year before Halloween I try to read as many terrifying books. Bracken MacLeod’s brilliant, mind-boggling novel, Stranded, had me on edge from the first page to the last. Equal parts Twilight Zone, Cabin Fever, and The Man Who Ate His Boots,
Moonstruck #1, Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle Like most nerds, I love stories filled with monsters, mythological creatures, and a touch of romance. Luckily, Image Comic’s new ongoing series, Moonstruck combines all of the above (with the added bonus of Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
Slam! Vol.1, Pamela Ribon & Veronica Fish If you’re anything like me then you binged the first season of Netflix’s GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) in a few days. And if you’re anything like me the wait for season two is slowly crushing your soul.
An Enchantment of Ravens, Margaret Rogerson In the tradition of fantasy novelists such as Holly Black, Margaret Roberson’s debut, An Enchantment of Ravens, delivers readers true love and treachery with a fresh take on fairies. Isobel is a phenomenally talented portrait artist for some very
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, Michelle Cuevas Since reading Neil Gaiman’s absolutely wonderful children’s novel, Fortunately the Milk, I’ve been on the lookout for a book to call its spiritual successor. The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole feels
Thornhill, Pam Smy A few weeks ago I wrote about Emma Cline’s novel, The Girls, and how deeply unsettling it is. Pam Smy’s gorgeously illustrated novel, Thornhill, is just as atmospheric and unsettling, but for different reasons. It’s the kind of book that’ll keep you
Goldie Vance Vol. 2, Hope Larson & Brittney Williams If you’re a fan of lighthearted mysteries with a cast of wonderfully diverse characters and you’re not keeping up with Goldie Vance then you’re seriously missing out. Sixteen-year-old Super Sleuth, Marigold “Goldie” Vance, lives with her
The Girls, Emma Cline I’ve always been a huge fan of atmospheric, spellbinding, disquieting novels that leave you feeling like you need to sit in the sun after you’ve finished them. Books like Gone Girl and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and The Likeness by
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Mackenzi Lee It’s difficult to describe (in a way that isn’t just incoherent screeching) how much I truly enjoyed reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. For a while I was stuck in two reading ruts: the