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Review Stranger to the Moon, Evelio Rosero

Evelio Rosero’s chilling dystopian parable, Stranger to the Moon, is like the detailed, imaginative nightmare of a fantastic surrealist painting by Max Ernst, populated by the bizarre and often monstrous figures of a creation by […]

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Review Dreamtime, Venetia Welby

Venetia Welby’s futuristic second novel, Dreamtime, has an altogether different atmosphere and resonance to her first, Mother of Darkness, set in London’s Soho. Both novels, however, feature central characters in crisis seeking to put themselves […]


Review Monkey King: Journey to the West, Wu Cheng’en

Monkey King: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, in a new translation by Julia Lovell, is an acknowledged classic not only for children but adults too. The new Penguin Classics clothbound hardback edition is […]

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Podcast Translator Nicky Harman Discusses Translating China

Celebrating this year’s Chinese New Year of the Pig, I discuss translating China with Nicky Harman on the launch of online magazine Paper Republic’s roundup of the most recent publications in English translation. Their 2018 […]

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Podcast Andrew Crumey, author

Andrew Crumey: “Art is the expression of value and science is the explanation of phenomena . . . I’m interested in the borderline of the explanatory and the expressive.” Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, […]

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Review Seven Terrors, Selvedin Avdić

BookBlast reviews Seven Terrors, Selvedin Avdić trs. Coral Petkovich Foreword by Nick Lezard. Longlisted for the Dublin Impac Awards 2014, Shortlisted for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards 2013 (Istros Books)   “I noticed that […]

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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds IV

Here is our latest Top 10 round up of eclectic reads to delight and inspire you, yours Georgia @bookblast Joyful satire Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic – words and pictures on how to stop worrying and […]

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Review As a God Might Be, Neil Griffiths

BookBlast reviews As a God Might Be, an ambitious novel by Neil Griffiths. “What was the grand plan? Build a clifftop church and then hurry away back to London when it was finished? Or was […]

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Review Witchbroom, Lawrence Scott

BookBlast® reviews Witchbroom by Lawrence Scott. Our interview with him can be read HERE “Here at the window of the turret room, Lavren, at the sill of the Demerara window, Marie Elena behind him on […]