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Dogtooth Chronicals by Kirsty Fox
Dogtooth Chronicals by Kirsty Fox
Dogtooth Chronicals may look like a hefty tome, but once you've read a few pages the rest will turn themselves and you'll suddenly find yourself a little sad that it's over.

It probably helps that this apocalyptic feast is broken into small, digestible, quite more-ish chunks. These take the form of the protagonists' narratives, which hop from one perspective to another to build a multi-faceted and credible picture of a civilisation falling to pieces.

It also helps that the prose is always interesting and never goes stale. It sways between colloquial and poetic, between gritty and cinematic, and often hits the sweet spots between.

Kirsty Fox does well in… Read more
Dogtooth Chronicals by Kirsty Fox
Dogtooth Chronicals by Kirsty Fox
Dogtooth Chronicals may look like a hefty tome, but once you've read a few pages the rest will turn themselves and you'll suddenly find yourself a little sad that it's over.

It probably helps that this apocalyptic feast is broken into small, digestible, quite more-ish chunks. These take the form of the protagonists' narratives, which hop from one perspective to another to build a multi-faceted and credible picture of a civilisation falling to pieces.

It also helps that the prose is always interesting and never goes stale. It sways between colloquial and poetic, between gritty and cinematic, and often hits the sweet spots between.

Kirsty Fox does well in… Read more
The Artist & the Engineer by Elvis Simpson
The Artist & the Engineer by Elvis Simpson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed The Artist and the Engineer. It reaches far beyond the usual scope of fantasy to a cosmic scale. But not particularly in the science fiction sense; it's a friendly, warm and intimate kind of cosmic - a little like the fables of Italo Calvino. But those thirsting for blood won't be disappointed; the novel is as grim and gory as it is sentimental. It's got more than its fair share of darkness and horror - a scene in which a character slowly dislocates his jaw to chomp at the head of another springs to mind.

One of the things I enjoyed most about The Artist and the Engineer is that fact that, as much as it's an interesting mix of genres and moods, its style is in no… Read more