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Stranger to the Moon Evelio Rosero, Victor Meadowcroft Review

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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Dreamtime Venetia Welby Review

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 […]

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Monkey King Journey to the West Wu Cheng’en Review

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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Nicky Harman Discusses Translating China Podcast

Nicky Harman, translator, discusses translating China with BookBlast Podcast host Georgia de Chamberet, on the launch of online magazine Paper Republic’s roundup of new books in English translation. Their 2018 roll call features thirty-three novels, […]

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Andrew Crumey Author Podcast

BookBlast Podcast with Andrew Crumey, author Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Allan Massie, Val McDermid, Andrew O’Hagan, Ian Rankin, Ali Smith, Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner . . . the list of fine Scottish writers […]

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Seven Terrors Selvedin Avdić Review

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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Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds IV Book Blast Presents

The latest Top 10 reads from BookBlast to delight and inspire you @bookblast Joyful satire Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic – words and pictures on how to stop worrying and learn to love the alien next […]

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As a God Might Be Neil Griffiths Review

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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Witchbroom Lawrence Scott Review

Book Blast 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 […]