“‘I’m real, you’re real. And real people don’t die and come back, regenerated into a hundred versions of themselves.’”
Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.
It’s 1978 and John Lennon has taken off from everyone and everything he knows to find peace in his soul and songs in his psyche.
“As a fairy tale, Taft 2012: A Novel is a welcome tonic to the bottomless cynicism that can consume our politics.
“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“At barely more than 100 small (four and a half by seven inch) pages in Andrew Bromfield’s excellent English translation The Hall of the Singing Caryatids succeeds both as a novell
“Debris immerses you in a world both strange and enchanting, filled with sites, sounds and events that will keep you turning the page.”
“The Mere Future reads like a modernized Candide by Voltaire crossed with Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
“Coriander, curry, Chinese brothels, drug dens, butchers’ remnants, and brewery smells, tropical heat and Caribbean costume makes this a multicultural city in the west of a dystopian Irelan
“Besides the deftly rendered plot to uncover a conspiracy—which may remind a few readers of another sexually adventurous girl who kicks over a hornet’s nest even if she lacks a dragon tatto