Book Review | The Workshop of Filthy Creation by Richard Gadz

Richard Gadz’s The Workshop of Filthy Creation is a Gothic horror story that gives a new twist to Mary Shelley's famous novel Frankenstein. Its backstory reimagines an alternative life story of Victor Frankenstein, the scientist who created a tall, large and hideous creature, which many had dubbed The Monster. Maverick scientist Wilhelm von Frakken is … Continue reading Book Review | The Workshop of Filthy Creation by Richard Gadz

An Exploration of “Magical Realism”

I came across the term “magical realism" recently when I was reading Mo Yan’s Red Sorghum and what some people were saying about him and the novel. A Chinese writer born in the Shandong Province of China, he is the recipient of the The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012. In the words of the awarding … Continue reading An Exploration of “Magical Realism”

Book Review | A Deadly Coincidence by Keith Finney

I’m always on the lookout for crime mystery stories by new authors. So when A Deadly Coincidence, the first book in Keith Finney’s new Lipton St Faith crime mysteries, was on offer for readers to preview, I grabbed the opportunity. I read it over the past few days and was captivated by it. Set in … Continue reading Book Review | A Deadly Coincidence by Keith Finney

Book Review | The Edelweiss Sisters by Kate Hewitt

Salzburg. Ah..that enchanting city of The Sound of Music fame! The city of Mozart. As I started reading The Edelweiss Sisters, set in Salzburg, pleasant memories of our (family’s) visit to this beautiful city in the winter of 2013 filled me with nostalgia. The story recounts the lives of three sisters together with their parents … Continue reading Book Review | The Edelweiss Sisters by Kate Hewitt