REVIEW: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

In brief: April is walking home alone when she discovers a magnificent statue on a street corner. She and friend Andy make a video about it, but the next day they go viral. Identical statues have appeared across the world – what does it mean? April is now insta-famous as she, her friends and the... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal

In brief: The story of how the vampires (aka Gloamings) took hold, as told by people from the CDC, FBI and secret organisations. The good: I love how it combines medical, legal and crime with sci-fi. The not-so-good: The ending is a bit ambiguous for me. Why I chose it: I have never, ever heard... Continue Reading →

11.22.63 by Stephen King

A quick rundown… Jake Epping has the power to go back in time to stop JFK's assassination. Can he do it and what happens if he's successful? Strengths: Fantastic imagination, yet scarily realistic Weaknesses: Some bits were a bit slow Why I read it: Care highly recommends it (five slices of pie) Pages: 740 Published:... Continue Reading →

Preincarnate by Shaun Micallef

This is Shaun Micallef’s (The Leading Australian Comedian of the Entire Cosmos) first novella, linking such matters as Jack the Ripper, Tom Cruise, time travel, Freemasons, space travel and Matthew Reilly all together in one reasonable size book. It is not for the faint hearted, nor those who simply don’t ‘get’ Micallef. (I’m not talking... Continue Reading →

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