Book: The Lover’s Dictionary

One of the most interesting books I’ve read this year. A novel in the form of a dictionary. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? reservation, n. There are times when I worry that I’ve already lost myself. That is, that my self is so inseparable from being with you that if we were to … Continue reading

Book: Murder in the Dark

Margaret Atwood has a way with words. Mute Whether to speak or not: the question that comes up again when you think you’ve said too much, again. Another clutch of nouns, a fistful: look how they pick them over, the shoppers for words, pinching here and there to see if they’re bruised yet. Verbs are … Continue reading

Book: The Man in the High Castle

Science fiction alternate history is quite a specific genre and not one that I have ever read. So it’s been a really interesting experience reading this particular book. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and although I heard of Philip K Dick before, this was my first taste of him. This … Continue reading

Book: The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

So if you’ve been following me for a while, you’d know that I found this wonderful, imaginative German author, Walter Moers, some time last year. I devoured all of his books and promptly got lost in the wonderful land of Zamonia. I can safely say that I never left that place and have waited impatiently … Continue reading