Maddeningly beautiful, I loved the lushness and richness of A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Beautifully written, as wild as the islands, and as mystical as a witch.
With fall just around the corner, there's something about the gothic, or at least, dark atmosphere that is the backdrop to many dark academia novels that is just what we need. Coupled with the quarantine, there's nothing quite like settling in with a book with intellectual characters getting into all sorts of trouble.
A thrilling book on what it means to play with human genetics and the cost it has on society.
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
Unfortunately, the only depth in the story was the deep, deep, snow that blanketed the lodge.
It did not disappoint.
A predictable thriller novella, with zombies coming out of lakes and a serial killer on the loose.
I've read other books by Darcy Coates and enjoyed them, but Voices in the Snow was disappointing. I expected more dystopian, more apocalypse, and less overdone wendigos and zombies.
What unfolds reads like a quintessential gothic novel. Not quite as gloomy or dark, but certainly has an atmosphere that lends itself to deep shadows and cold nights.
A disappointing thriller based on family lies, village ties, and an old unsolved crime.