BOOK VERSUS FILM: Bird Box – Stunning Sci Fi or Bird-brained Blunder?

So, it’s fair to say Netflix’s Bird Box set Twitter tweeting and Facebook and instagram into meltdown! Immediately everyone started sharing opinions and Bird Box-inspired memes, plus Netflix took the step of sharing that over 45 million accounts watched the movie in its first week. Given how closely Netflix guards its viewership figures to its chest, this…

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My Year In Books – 90 Awesome Reads!

My Reading Pledge 2017 This year, I set a reading pledge for myself. I decided I would read at least 5: Writers of colour Classic literary titles (or modern prize-winners, i.e. Pulitzer) Non fiction titles Fiction titles that aren’t crime, mystery or thriller (or classics, prize-winners or non-fiction!) Plus a crime fiction subgenre I’ve never tried…

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Top 10 MORE Deplorable Dystopian Worlds

This is a follow up article to Top 10 Deplorable Dystopian Worlds. Read it HERE.  Dystopia will always be popular and with the success of The Handmaid’s Tale TV series, it’s clear this genre isn’t going away anytime soon. So, to celebrate the release of my debut dystopian novel Skeletal (out TODAY!) let’s take another…

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BEST OF 3: My Inspiring Secret Library

When someone asks you which books have influenced you, it’s very easy to fall into the ‘expected’ answers … Often because they’re true! It’s no secret how much I loved Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, especially as it prompted me to give crime writing a whirl myself. So when Cafe Thinking asked me to name 3…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Guide To YA Romance

To view the original post, CLICK HERE or on the infographic itself. Since it’s YA May at the moment, I thought I’d take a look online to see if I could find some VISUAL representations of the YA genre! Romance is a BIG part of YA, so I love this infographic from the brilliant site…

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10 Sensational Classics to Read Right Now

What makes a classic? For me, a classic book is one that penetrates the soul of many readers and stands the test of time … And by that, I mean it continues to sell decades after it was published. We can all state the usual classic books by amazing authors like Dickens and Shakespeare, yet…

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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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BOOK VERSUS FILM: I Am Legend Showdown

I first read I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson, when I was in my late teens and I thought it was brilliant. At the time of reading, and I think this is important to keep in mind, I was coming off the back of Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein and Kurt Vonnegut,…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Sarah Pinborough

1) So, who are you & what have you written?  My name is Sarah Pinborough and I’ve written over 20 novels. My most recent are the YA thriller, 13 Minutes, which just sold to Netflix, and Behind Her Eyes, a psychological thriller (HarperFiction UK/ Flatiron US, Jan 2017) You can find me at sarahpinborough.com or…

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