thoughts on | strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami

strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami hiromi kawakami's strange weather in tokyo is a novel that packs a punch. we follow tsukiko, a 38 year old woman who works in an office and lives alone, after she reunites with one of her former high school teachers, a man she still refers to as 'sensei', …

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three thriller reviews: lock every door, night film, eight perfect murders

lock every door by riley sager riley sager's lock every door is one of the two thrillers published in 2019 that i constantly mistake for one another: the other is the turn of the key by ruth ware. i only confused them thanks to their similar covers, and the fact that both follow a woman …

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Non-fiction Review: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell Goodreads In Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am, she recounts seventeen experiences she’s had with death-- from childbirth to brushes with murder, as well as her second hand experience as she attempts to protect her chronically ill daughter from danger. There’s a lot …

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Three Horror Reviews: Worms, Tribesmen, Witching Hour Theatre

Worms by James Montague Goodreads In Worms, James Hildebrand, along with his wife, go on holiday to the Norfolk coast, only for him to be plagued by a haunting vision of.... worms. Just. Loads and loads of worms. This novel was originally published in 1979, so the general treatment of women is... not great. They're all written as hyper-realistic …

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Book Review: HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt translated by Nancy Forest-Flier Goodreads | Wordery | Book Depository  Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay 'til death. Whoever settles, never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn …

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Book Review: Other Words For Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin Goodreads | Wordery|Book Depository  The house at the end of the lane burned down, and Rita Frost and her teenage ward, Bevan, were never seen again. The townspeople never learned what happened. Only Mae and her brother Rossa know the truth; they spent two summers with Rita and …

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Book Review: The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell Goodreads| Wordery| Book Depository The Birds seem to be the perfect family: mother, father, four children, a picture-book cottage in the country. But when something happens one Easter weekend, it is so unexpected, so devastating, that no one can talk about it. The family shatters, seemingly …

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