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Posts by Luca Brown

This Book Needs CPR. Or Something.

For any reader looking to find a book with an interesting array of characters this summer, I would recommend going to your local bookstore and buying A Matter of Life and Death or Something, a novel by Ben Stephenson. However, if you are looking for a book that you just cannot put down, I would not recommend this book at all.


It’s that time of year again. The time where we escape the falling snow, lock ourselves in warm houses, and curl up with a good book. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some chilling horrors. P.J. Bracegirdle’s Sinister Scenes can put you in a terrified mood along with some mystery and a bit of humour no matter what the time of year.

A Boy and his Daragon

The story starts off very fast, with the main character, Amos, being given his mysterious quest in the first few pages: deliver the news to the fairy Gwenfadrille that her mermaid friend has died and that she had chosen Amos Daragon to be the Mask Wearer. Can you begin a novel without developing a backstory to the main character? Yes you can, as Amos Daragon proves.