Category: Review




Fiction Review: ‘The Italian Girl’ by Iris Murdoch

Fiction Review: ‘The Italian Girl’ by Iris Murdoch

What this book needs is more orcs. Or any orcs at all, really, but preferably a great horde of slavering, rampaging, hell-bent-on-destruction orcs. Failing that, zombies would do the trick. Or perhaps we could push swords into the characters’ hands and toss them into the gladiator arena. Frankly, they need something of the sort. A […]

Posted February 12, 2015 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 2 Comments


Fantasy Review: ‘Watersmeet’ by Rachel Cotterill

Fantasy Review: ‘Watersmeet’ by Rachel Cotterill

Some stories keep you on the edge of your seat with non-stop drama, and some are gentler tales, of people learning about themselves and each other, quietly resolving their problems with thoughtful research or experimentation or negotiation, instead of reaching for the swords every time. This book is in the latter category, which makes it […]

Posted February 4, 2015 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 2 Comments