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BookBlast® Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XIV Book Blast Presents

  Our Book Blast top 10 reads to see us out of the old, into the new, year, feature superb writing from China, fin-de-siècle Paris, the Middle East, Istanbul by way of New York, Switzerland […]

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Fiction

The Book of Birmingham (ed) Kavita Bhanot Review

BookBlast reviews The Book of Birmingham, the latest title to be published by Comma Press in their ‘cities in short fiction series’ which serves as an excellent introduction to some superb contemporary writers. The ultimate […]

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Explorations

Paris is Burning Georgia de Chamberet Explorations

Is Paris burning? Paris brûle? An evocative name, Paris conjures all manner of images including those of protest in its myriad forms. I arrived in the capital the day after the fourth Saturday of gilets […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

European Literature Days Lucy Popescu Spotlight

Lucy Popescu heads to European Literature Days in Austria, and discovers how the exuberant 10th anniversary of a small European literary festival, Literaturhaus Europa, held in the Wachau region, throws into sharp relief the cultural […]

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Non Fiction

The 10 Worst of Everything Sam Jordison Review

BookBlast reviews Sam Jordison’s The 10 Worst of Everything: The Big Book of Bad, a compelling source of alternative general knowledge We live in an increasingly polarised mad and maddening world seemingly going from bad […]