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Deep Wheel Orcadia
Book Review

Deep Wheel Orcadia

Harry Josephine Giles. Picador Poetry. (164p) ISBN 9781529066609 This has been one of my most anticipated releases of the year ever since I saw it mentioned in The Bookseller. A space odyssey science fiction novel written in the Orcadian dialect in the form of an epic poem, if this isn’t enough to sell it to …

Occupation
Book Review

Occupation

Julian Fuks. Charco Press. (150p) ISBN 9781916277878 I think this may have been one of the books I’ve tried to read the most over the second lockdown, I may have started this six or seven times. This is not a statement of the quality of the book apart from that the book deserves your full …

The Last Children of Tokyo
Book Review

The Last Children of Tokyo

Yoko Tawada. Granta Books. (144p) ISBN 9781846276705 The Last Children of Tokyo another book that I saw on the trolley as I was shelving and was instantly fascinated by the cover. It also fits in with my goal of reading more books which weren’t originally written in English. Looking at a world in the near …

The Book of Imaginary Beings
Book Review

The Book of Imaginary Beings

Jorge Luis Borges. Vintage Publishing. (176p) ISBN 9780099442639 In 2018 (and still continuing now) I had set myself a challenge to read more books that were seen as classics (or by authors who are seen as authors to read) and more books that had been translated into English. The Book of Imaginary Beings fits nicely …