Firstly, a huge thank you to Granta and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata”
Publication Date: 14/07/2022
Length: 266 pages
Genre: Japanese Fiction | Translated Fiction | Short Stories | Horror | Contemporary Fiction
An engaged couple falls out over the husband’s dislike of clothes and objects made from human materials; a young girl finds herself deeply enamoured with the curtain in her childhood bedroom; people honour their dead by eating them and then procreating. Published in English for the first time, this exclusive edition also includes the story that first brought Sayaka Murata international acclaim: ‘A Clean Marriage’, which tells the story of a happily asexual couple who must submit to some radical medical procedures if they are to conceive a longed-for child.
Mixing taboo-breaking body horror with feminist revenge fables, old ladies who love each other and young women finding empathy and transformation in unlikely places, Life Ceremony is a wild ride to the outer edges of one of the most original minds in contemporary fiction.
Firstly, a huge thank you to Simon for sending me a copy of his novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Backstories by Simon Van der Velde”
Publisher: Smoke & Mirrors Press
Publication Date: 25/03/2021
Length: 116 pages
Genre: Short stories | Fiction
CW: Racism, racist language, homophobia, homophobic language, anti-semitism, incest, sexual abuse
Dreamers, singers, heroes and killers, they can dazzle with their beauty or their talent or their unmitigated evil, yet inside themselves they are as frail and desperate as the rest of us. But can you see them? Can you unravel the truth? These are people you know, but not as you know them.Peel back the mask and see.GoodReads
Welcome to my stop on the Nothing Good Happens After Midnight blog tour! Huge thanks to Blackthorn Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Blog Tour – Nothing Good Happens After Midnight (A Suspense Magazine Anthology) Edited by Jeffery Deaver”
Publisher: Suspense Publishing
Publication Date: 17/11/2020
Length: 338 pages
Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Short Stories
The sun sets. The moon takes its place, illuminating the most evil corners of the planet. What twisted fear dwells in that blackness? What legends attach to those of sound mind and make them go crazy in the bright light of day? Only Suspense Magazine knows…GoodReads