The Black Magic of Nature: The Essex Serpent, A review.

Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent is one of those darkly ominous historical novels that proves quite difficult to define; it’s not quite fantasy, but is nonetheless imbued with a sense of magic and dark whimsy.

NOTE: This review has been published (as of May, 2017) in the Copperfield Review! Click through to read it on their site.
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Daily post prompt: Recharge

I thought I’d try something a little different today, and respond to a daily prompt (this one is via this post: Daily Prompt: Recharge). Since this is a writing blog and not just a write-about-whatever-is-happening-in-your-life blog, I’ll link it back to writing and publishing.  Continue reading

Nina Is Not Ok: A Review.

This Fringe season I had the opportunity to attend Shappi Khorsandi’s live comedy show. So I thought I’d read her new novel, Nina Is Not Ok before the show, which was the following Thursday. I needn’t have worried about finishing in time: this book is one of those compulsively readable novels that pulls you in and doesn’t spit you out again until you’re finished with it. Continue reading