What a clever book! It certainly reminded me a bit of Knives Out, where an unwitting young woman gets dragged into family squabbles after an inheritance isn't doled out quite as everyone expected.
This book was everything I wanted and more. With the beautifully rendered prose, the gorgeous scenery, the captivating plot, it is one of the better books I've read this year. The tale starts slow then grows into a tempest, bewitching in all aspects.
Books set in the Icelandic landscape
Folkloric and atmospheric, The Bone Houses was one of the better books I've read this year.
I was in a fantasy reading slump for months - and The Phantom Forest pulled me out of it.
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright The book features a living corpse, stitched together of different blown-up body parts and made into a what’s-its-name that claims to be on a “grand mission in order to punish, with the help of God and Heaven, all criminals and eventually do justice on Earth.” From the rubble-strewn streets … Continue reading 3 Arab (English-translated) Halloween Reads
A dark, foreboding retelling of Jane Eyre and The Haunting of Hill House - a Mexican god-like family, psychedelic mushrooms, and incest.
A spooky graphic novel with minimalist illustrations that are symbolic of depression.
Unfortunately, the only depth in the story was the deep, deep, snow that blanketed the lodge.
It did not disappoint.