February 14, 2023
Desmond Elliott Prize Nominee for Longlist (2022) Received From:
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
Keiran Goddard’s 2022 novel Hourglass straddles the line between prose and poetry, giving readers a lyrical insight into love in all of its aspects: yearning for love, finding love, and losing love. Goddard has previously published two volumes of poetry titled For the Chorus and Votive. His works have also been shortlisted for both the Melita Hulme and William Blake prizes. Hourglass is his first novel, however, and one that certainly succeeds in what it sets out to do.
Death and the Conjuror By:
July 12, 2022
Joseph Spector (#1) Rating:
Tom Mead’s Death and the Conjuror isn’t the first story in which the character Joseph Spector has appeared, formerly appearing in several of the author’s short stories. Here, however, his prowess and intellect shine in a novel-length work, the first in a series.
Just Like Home By:
July 19, 2022
Gothic literature seems to be having something of a renaissance recently, with many new additions to the genre being released in the last few years. Author Sarah Gailey has tossed their hat into the ring as well with their latest novel Just Like Home.
September 13, 2022
Meghan Gilliss’s Lungfish is a literary fiction novel by a debut novelist. Our main character is known only as Tuck, and it is from her first-person point of view that the tale unfolds.