Things in Jars : Book Review

  Things in Jars by Jess Kidd ★★★✰✰ 3 stars Throughout Things in Jars Jess Kidd showcases her creativity. This novel imbues its mystery with an intriguing mixture of fantasy and science. Kidd’s main character is a tour de force. Bridie Devine is an experienced detective. Her strength, her resilience, and her sharp-wit, made her […]


Wylding Hall : Book Review

Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand ★★★✰✰ 3.5 stars I’ve read two other books by Elizabeth Hand, one of which I consider an all time favourite. Wylding Hall begins strongly enough. The narration uses a limiting form of structure and consists in a series of interviews with the former members of a British an acid-folk band. In the […]


The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

An eerie and elegantly written novel that thrums with increasing suspense. Waters’ masterfully renders past times and The Little Stranger shows that she can faithfully write non-Victorian settings. The novel’s vivid atmosphere lacks the passion which we can find in other stories by Waters.This novel is rather slow paced: Dr. Faraday’s befriends the Ayreses who […]