Posts Tagged: violence

[Review] The Sham by Ellen Allen

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26 November
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The author contacted me on Goodreads after seeing my review of The Walled City. Her book is nothing like the other, but it was still an interesting ride. Cleavesham is a small town with the usual small town cliques and the usual small town drama. Everyone is related to everyone else, it seems. Even our main character is related, through marriage to other kids in her class. The book starts out with a dead body, bled out on the floor of Emily’s family’s shop. That’s pretty shocking, how did it get there? What is even happening? Of course the book… Read more »

[Collective Perspective ARC Review] The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

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18 August
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Welcome to our first edition of COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A new segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion. Today, Bry and Fry discuss their latest obsession, ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ by M. R. Carey.   Fry: I finished this book last night and I’m still reeling from it. The ending was both disheartening and elating. A true testament to Ian Malcom’s proclamation of, “Life finds a way.” It held some elements of books in the same genre, but it offered less horror than Justin Cronin’s The Passage and less conspiracy than… Read more »

[ARC Review] Tents of the Righteous by Eric Blair

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04 August
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I need to preface this review by saying that Tents of the Righteous is one of the most disturbing things  I have ever read. Don’t get me wrong, I deeply appreciate and thoroughly enjoy a disturbing read. Horror and gruesome violence are frequent themes in my reading, but the casual brutality of this book hit a new level with me. I don’t know how else to put that into perspective other than to present the fact: Tents of the Righteous is just over 200 pages, and in those pages we’re looking at over a million people dead. Let that sink in for a moment before… Read more »