On reading: The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

A beautiful, dark book – somewhere between being caught in a heat haze and drowning in a slightly cloudy yard pool.

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Best reads of 2017

It’s been a bit quiet here at the Dust Lounge for a while (for once, my excuse is study plus Christmas plus too many sausage rolls – I think that’s pretty decent as excuses go) but you didn’t think I was going to let New Year’s Eve get by without a best-reads-of-the-year post did you?

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On reading: We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson

Title: We have always lived in the castle

Author: Shirley Jackson

From the back: Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life. But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn’t leaving the Blackwoods alone.

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On reading: Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

Title: Sea of Rust

Author: C. Robert Cargill

From the back: A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic robot western from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.

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