The Drowned World by JG Ballard Review

The Drowned World by JG Ballard Blurb Fluctuations in solar radiation have melted the ice caps, sending the planet into a new Triassic Age of unendurable heat. London is a swamp; lush tropical vegetation grows up the walls of the Ritz and primeval reptiles are sighted, swimming trough the newly-formed lagoons.  Some flee the capital;

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Review

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Blurb The Republic of Gilead is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, two girls with radically different experiences of the regime come face to face with the legendary, ruthless Aunt Lydia. But how far will each go for what she believes? Book Stats Format: paperbackLength: 435 pagesPublished:

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The Poppy War by RF Kuang Review

The Poppy War by RF Kuang Blurb Opium runs through the heart of the Nikara Empire, a constant reminder of the war with the Federation of Mugen that brought it to the Empire’s shores. A war that ended only thanks to three heroes – the Vipress, the Dragon Emperor and the Gatekeeper – known as

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Review

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Blurb From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational abilities, watches carefully the behavior of those who come into browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges

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All Girls by Emily Layden Review

All Girls by Emily Layden Blurb An all-girls boarding school in a hilly corner of Connecticut, Atwater is a haven for progressive thinking and feminist intellectuals. The students are smart, driven and worldly; they are also teenagers, learning to find their way. But when they arrive on campus for the start of the Fall term,

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