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Fiction

Be As Children Vladimir Sharov Review

Be Like Children by Vladimir Sharov was a finalist for the Russian Booker and Big Book awards in 2008. “My own experience has taught me that being at the centre of events makes you the […]

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BookBlast® Podcast

Talking Thai with Narisa Chakrabongse, River Books Podcast

River Books, founder and CEO, Narisa Chakrabongse, talks about her unusual Thai-Russian-British background, being a foreigner living in a strange land, the family home, Chakrabongse Villas, a small boutique hotel in Bangkok, and of how […]

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Fiction

The Ghosts & Jamal, Bridget Blankley Review

Book Blast review of The Ghosts and Jamal about a young orphan surviving Nigeria’s internal conflicts marked by terrorism and religious strife. “As far as Jamal could tell, only two things were wrong: a dirty […]

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Fiction

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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BookBlast® Interview

Neil Griffiths Author Interview

Book Blast interviews author, Neil Griffiths, who went on to found The Republic of Consciousness Prize Neil Griffiths, where were you born, and where did you grow up?  I was born in South London and […]

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Non Fiction

Travels in a Dervish Cloak Isambard Wilkinson Review

BookBlast reviews the memoir by Isambard Wilkinson, Travels in a Dervish Cloak (Eland Books). “The next morning, standing in the doorway to see me off on my way to the north of Punjab, to the […]

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Explorations

Dreaming of Outer Mongolia (3) Explorations

Part 3 of a 3-part feature, Dreaming of Outer Mongolia about a research trip when book doctoring The Green-Eyed Lama: Love and Betrayal in Mongolia by Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Jeffrey L. Falt, a sweeping work […]

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Explorations

Dreaming of Outer Mongolia (2) Explorations

Part 2 of a 3-part feature, Dreaming of Outer Mongolia about a research trip when book doctoring The Green-Eyed Lama: Love and Betrayal in Mongolia by Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Jeffrey L. Falt, a sweeping work […]

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Explorations

Dreaming of Outer Mongolia (1) Explorations

Part 1 of a 3-part feature, Dreaming of Outer Mongolia about a research trip when book doctoring The Green-Eyed Lama: Love and Betrayal in Mongolia by Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Jeffrey L. Falt, a sweeping work […]

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Non Fiction

Aleppo Syria’s Great Merchant City Review

After four years of war, Aleppo, Syria’s great merchant city is in ruins, bombed by the Syrian air force, threatened by ISIL, its population decimated. Bread queues, electricity and water cuts, rationing and road-blocks are […]