Category: Fantasy

Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Abraham Lincoln spends a night in his son’s tomb, a place populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead. ◉ “Told through footnoted attribution derived from various texts, speeches or dialogue, Lincoln In The Bardo can be difficult…

Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Becks Marco Polo describes the cities he visited on his expeditions to Kublai Khan, emperor of the Tartars. ◉ “A small strange little book that needs to be read slowly as if you have all the time in the world. Calvino packs…

Wake – Elizabeth Knox

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo One sunny spring morning the Tasman Bay settlement of Kahukura is overwhelmed by a mysterious mass insanity. A handful of survivors find themselves cut off from the world, and surrounded by the dead. ➤ “The horror scenes at…

The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia An elderly couple moves across an unrecognisable Britain in search for their son and fearing the mist that makes them forget.  ❍ “The Buried Giant is a strange and beautiful addition to the Fantasy/ Arthurian canon. The story is deceptively…

Perfume – Patrick Suskind

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nicole A cross-genre novel about Jen-Baptiste Grenouille, a man with no body scent who murders virgins in order to turn them into perfume. ❖ “It sounds gruesome but the story is so well developed I kind of fell into it…

The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A novel within a novel within a novel, The Blind Assassin is set in a fictional Canadian town and recalls the life events of an ageing lady. It won the Booker Prize in 2000. ⚈ “There are so…