A Monster Calls

The best book I've read so far this year (2017). And that said I'm finding it hard to write this. How do you describe a book that looks at the impending death of a loved one without being sappy or sentimental? (No singing choirs or heavenly light here.) It is indeed a monster: cold and …

Fuzzy Mud

Holes by Louis Sachar is one of my favourite books: perfect plot, beautifully written, great characters. So good and so different, in fact, that I didn't think he'd ever be able to repeat it. But Fuzzy Mud comes pretty close. Really pretty close. A story about bullying in school that turns into a creepy eco-threat …