The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell. My Rating: 4/5 In this collection, Campbell has created a set of twisted fairytales. She looks at issues that affect our society, like has the myth of an everlasting perfect love story warped our minds? Why is disfigurement always associated with … Continue reading The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami

My Rating: 5/5 Underground was my first dip into Murakami's non-fiction work, but it certainly won't be my last! I thought I would miss the traditional Murakami-ism's, but the writing stood up on its own and I was impressed with the way he took each survivors account and crafted it into a poignant, short story. … Continue reading Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

After seeing a tsunami of reviews for this book I decided to give it a read, and it certainly didn't disappoint. BoEC is a beautiful story, and I am delighted to see a magical realism book getting this kind of attention from readers. Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named … Continue reading Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe. I went into this book after hearing the extremely high praise of 'It's like Firefly with lesbians.' This is incorrect, it's better than Firefly.  This is truly one … Continue reading The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

  I picked up this book after seeing this trailer for the upcoming movie directed by the wonderful Alex Garland (Ex Machina). Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization.  The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; … Continue reading Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer