Tag: lauren beukes
On reading: Afterland by Lauren Beukes
Lauren Beukes is back with her latest novel Afterland – a post-pandemic masterclass in pacing, with characters you’re going to want to hang out with, go for beers with, cry with.
On writing reviews and on writing words
On why I mostly talk about books I love, and on how new words are eeking out and what they’re eeking out to.
2019 – a year of reading and the Dust Lounge Awards
My round up of the books I’ve read in 2019 – including some of the year’s most hard-hitting book awards, such as “Best zombie kangaroo of the year” and “Smartest spiders of the year”.
On cover design. Because it matters.
I love covers. I really love covers. I’m not talking about musical covers. (As an aside, if we were talking about musical covers then I’d point you in the direction of Tori Amos’s Strange Little Girls album. Just covers. Just bloody awesome.) I’m talking about book covers.
If you were a book pusher what book would you push?
Did I mention that Double Vision is out on Saturday? Did I mention that it’s only bloody well available for pre-order now? Yes? Maybe once or twice? Well, in an unscheduled interlude to the Double Vision public service announcements, and a possible break (but no guarantees) from cat pictures, let’s talk about books. Ah, them…
It’s 2016 and let’s not play Monopoly
First up – it’s 2016 (and a great, shining ball of Happy New Year-ness to you fine folks). I hope it’s treating you well and you’re holding the January blues at bay. Second up – it’s 2016 and hover boards are a thing, but they don’t actually hover and apparently occasionally blow up (so I’ve…