There are plenty of dystopian novels out there to whet the appetite of your inner goth. And as it happens, I’ve put together a list of five great novels that you should absolutely read after finishing The Handmaid’s Tale.
A selection of 9 exciting sci-fi, fantasy and horror books to add to your reading list this August.
A lesson is pain Our bodies remember hard A sweet gift of truth
So, we know Lord of the Rings has now been picked up by Amazon to be adapted as a TV series. But, when there are so many good fantasy / sci-fi books out there just begging to be translated onto the small screen, should it? Can a LOTR TV series ever do justice to the […]
Margaret Attwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale or George Orwell’s 1894: both depict a choked society under constant watch from a despotic regime. But which is more terrifying? [Spoilers] I read 1984 a few years ago and was enthralled by the bleak violence portrayed. Then, more recently, I read the Handmaid’s Tale and was captured by the […]
FW follows Private William Mandella as he is drafted into an elite Military unit. He is propelled through space and time to fight in a thousand-year conflict against an alien race, the Taurans, for reasons that, well… aren’t clear.
[Spoilers] When I first began reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell I admit I had my doubts. I knew it was going to be different to what I was used to reading after checking out a few reviews, and with the intense first person narrative of the opening pages – epistolary style, no less – I […]
[Spoilers alert] I started reading Michael Faber’s debut novel (2000 Canongate Books) Under the Skin because of the fantastic adaptation starring Scarlet Johansson. The story was strange, stark and thrilling, and I was curious to discover how this had been translated from the book form. The story begins with Isserley, a presumably ordinary girl driving […]