BEST OF 3 – Writer and Filmmaker Jade S. Bokhari

1) THE WOLF ROAD by Beth Lewis WHY I LIKE IT: Elka and Trapper’s relationship is a fascinating example of Stockholm syndrome. If you knew that the person that raised, rescued and moulded you as his protégé was a depraved killer, would you turn him in? Loyalty, gratitude and a long emotional attachment versus morality…

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BEST OF 3: G X Todd, Author

1) The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis WHY I LIKE IT: This can’t technically be shelved under Crime, but it does tell the story of a most heinous series of crimes perpetrated by Kreagar Hallet, the father figure to our main character Elka. It’s set some time after the Damn Stupid, a catastrophic event that sets…

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My Top 4 Reads of 2016

As long-time readers of this blog know, I often theme and categorise my reads – but in this case, to be one of my top reads for this year, a book *just* (!) had to: i) Stick in my mind plot-wise ii) Have a character I really empathised with for some reason Now, I read…

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What Will Be The Next Popular Trend In Dystopian Novels?

On this last day of Dystopian November, here’s some really interesting data (below) compiled by Goodreads on what’s gone before in this fascinating sub genre. I love how they’ve separated it into ‘waves’ and on whom likes what: Fear of The State. Men tend to favour these types of books and it’s not difficult to see…

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