Book Review: The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett

The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars If the overtly colonial ‘King Solomon’s Mines’ was my secret porn (as I wrote recently), then Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is my opium – and one I’m open and honest about. The series of books was unique for a number of reasons,… Read More Book Review: The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s no doubt about it, Margaret Atwood spins a good yarn. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is an interesting, well-written dystopian story of a near future where strict and extremist Christian religion has taken over the entire political and social order of America and subdued… Read More Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a novel I was looking forward to reading. There’s something lovely about period novels (this one set in 17th century Amsterdam) because they are usually well-researched and details are accurate. In today’s internet-ready global village, an author can’t get away with ‘winging… Read More Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton