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Landed

Landed is Tim Pears’ sixth novel, and although it shares broad themes with his previous work, it is arguably darker and certainly tricksier.  The story centres around Owen Ithell; of his childhood living with his grandparents in the Welsh hills and of the car accident that robs him not only of his […]

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Things We Didn’t See Coming

Steven Amsterdam’s debut novel narrates the post-apocalyptic life of a relentless young man throughout his 30 years of despair, search for love, and survival. Each chapter unfolds chronologically, but with several year gaps, and therefore this novel allows itself to be read as an anthology of short stories – a […]

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Room

Room is a heart-breaking story on a kidnap and sexual abuse victim who undergoes her ordeal while bearing and raising a child in a small fortified garden shed. As a reader you experience Ma’s imprisonment through her son’s eyes (Jack), who eventually escapes by using a wonderfully simplistic and cleverly written memory game: “Dead, […]