Posts tagged Novel
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Kate Mascarenhas’ sumptuous debut novel finds a woman in a locked room who has been shot to death. Taking a fractured narrative, a cast of strong, very interesting women, Mascarenhas weaves a a tale that is as much about the woman in the room as it is the women working their way towards the answer in the past, present and future.

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Breakout at Stalingrad by Heinrich Gerlach

After 60 years languishing in the Russian State Military Archive, Heinrich Gerlach's novel of his experiences in Stalingrad is finally published.  Uncompromising and oppressive, Breakout at Stalingrad is a remarkable testament to the horror war and the affect on the men caught up in it.

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American War by Omar El Akkad

Speculative fiction is one that treads a fine line. Too far one way and it is dismissed as preachy or too far the other and it falls into the science fiction netherworld.  When realising a world where global warming has changed the map of our world and America has again fractured North and South.  With American War, Omar El Akkad has trod that line deftly with an extraordinary look at the cultivation of hate.

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Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

I have loved Robert Radcliffe's previous five novels, to the point I even read one of them as an eBook.   Radcliffe’s new tale is his most ambitious yet.  Airborne is the first of trilogy of novels telling the tale of a boy caught between countries, in search of a father and who finds two; John Frost, godfather of the Parachute Regiment and Erwin Rommel, The Desert Fox.

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Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

When a plane falls from the sky, it is a violent reassertion of gravity, of which, there is little escape.  We hope that it is quick and the people on board know very little, but we rarely know much about the lives of those on board.  When it is a small aircraft, those on board come under much closer scrutiny as, if it is an executive jet, they tend to be rather well off.  This is the premise of Noah Hawley's latest novel, Before The Fall.

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The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

Never, well in ages anyways, have I been as transfixed and then as utterly pissed off with a book as I was with Nick Harkaway's The Gone-Away World.  Being a completist, a week and change after throwing the damn thing into the dust beyond the bedside table, I picked it up and was saved by the mimes.  A blooming wonderful, bloody infuriating, brilliant journey down The Pipe.

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