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Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing

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Dystopian and Science Fiction

Books that deal with bizarre ideas – the ones that are a little out of the blue. Not a usual pick for me, I don’t much enjoy traveling down the path of dystopian literature as at times, I find them slightly tedious to read.

Under the Skin – Michel Faber

Under the Skin by Michel Faber was one of the books I had on my reading list this year, and naturally, it had to be read for mid-March but as it has potential of being on my final, I feel... Continue Reading →

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four was one of the requirements for me to read in one of my university modules; Modernist to Contemporary to Present Day Literature (a crazy title for a module, I know). After consulting a few people who had previously... Continue Reading →

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson

This was a text on my reading list for university, but yet I only read it about a month after I was supposed to. I Am Legend was just not something I would ever reach for, maybe due to it’s... Continue Reading →

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

When I announced that this was going to be the next book I read, a friends of mine said “a tough start you found yourself”. I’m not quite sure why they said this, as it wasn’t especially challenging. I found... Continue Reading →

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, the first book of the Maze Runner series of dystopian fiction genre. It’s not exactly relatable, due to being set in a world different to this, yet reading this book does not take long... Continue Reading →

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