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Loki's Wolves

So flat to the point of when something really tremendous happens I felt cold and uninterested.

The Shining Girls: A Novel

The Shining Girls is a not entirely successful genre blend (Horror, Historical, Fantasy and Thriller) but is a perfect example of the disconnect that sometimes happen between the reading and the reviewing.

The Shining Girls: A Novel

In the end, while it’s interesting in an abstract sort of way, The Shining Girls leaves me cold and rather unsatisfied. I’m going to be intrigued to see what other people make of it.

The Shining Girls: A Novel
Bookslut : The Shining Girls (March 24, 2013)

At the end of The Shining Girls, then, one does not have the impression that Beukes is a master stylist, or of having uncovered a master plot.

The Shining Girls: A Novel

It's a fabulous piece of both time-travel and serial killer fiction, using the intersection of those two themes to explore questions of free will, predestination, and causality in a mind-melting, heart-pounding mashup that delivers on its promise.

The Shining Girls: A Novel

Grant Beukes her time-travel conceit and you're in for a wild, brutal ride through the 20th century, in the company of one of the sarkiest, most resilient heroines you're likely to meet this year.

The Shining Girls: A Novel

The resulting story line, creepy and unsettling, is diminished by only one thing: Beukes' failure to explain how the time travel actually works in The Shining Girls.

The Shining Girls: A Novel

The Shining Girls is a finely organised, ingenious triumph.

And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel

This is an exquisite novel, a must-read for anyone with an interest in what it means to be alive, anywhere and everywhere.

Cascade: A Novel

In some ways, Cascade reminded me of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub – the theater, the doting father, the failing marriage. Plus, both are interesting examinations of women who make nontraditional choices in order to forge a life for themselves.

Apocalypse Cow

If you're not a fan of gore, sick and twisted content, and jokes at the expense of just about everyone, then this is definitely not the book for you. If you do like those things, Apocalypse Cow should pretty much top your must read list!

The Madman's Daughter

The voice is perfect, I immediately warmed to the strong character of Juliet and loved reading about her discoveries and reactions to them. The mysteries of the plot unfold in such a way that left me desperate for more

Time Untime

Time Untime is a fast-paced adventure with gods and demons battling against one another but, for me, there was far too much going on.

And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel

It serves its purpose in providing amusement for two and a half hours; a day after finishing it, I had forgotten everything about it.


Nothing here is new, but an earnest dedication to escapism often makes the novel suspenseful, and that may be enough for some.

The Originals

The Originals is high on my recommendation list, so what are you waiting for go read it.

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles is a remarkable and sophisticated novel which is unsettling, thought provoking and, in its depiction of a somewhat less fanciful potential End of Days, occasionally quite terrifying. It’s a book you’ll want to tell your friends about.

Red Moon: A Novel

The one-size-fits-all apocalypse Benjamin Percy presents is ultimately too interested in endearing itself to readers from this part of the market and that to wholly win over a single segment of said.