Death and the Penguin – Andrey Kurkov

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Yes - in case you're wondering - I bought this book because it's called 'Death and The Penguin'. Simple as that. No big story. Can't say I'm overly familiar with Ukrainian fiction, or even that the name Andrey Kurkov rang any particular bell with me. I didn't even think, 'Ooh, like Batman.' I just got … Continue reading Death and the Penguin – Andrey Kurkov

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The Starless Sea

If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, or grew up in the times after Harry Potter swept through the imagination of a generation, you've likely heard of Erin Morgenstern's first book, the indisputably wonderful, 'The Night Circus'. While The Starless Sea isn't quite as good as that (a book that I would certainly recommend … Continue reading The Starless Sea