The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

What do you get when you have a talking cat (he prefers to be called Amazing, thank you very much) in cahoots with a “clan” of “thinking rats” (and yes, they talk too) and a “stupid-looking kid” as an added accessory? Well, apparently you get the¬†Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. And a side to […]

Inkworld Trilogy 1: Inkheart

It isn’t really a new idea. Any storyteller would toy with the idea of writing one about storybook characters come to life. But like I once read somewhere, there are no new ideas. Only old ideas told in a new way. And to give Inkheart credit, it doesn’t take much away from you wanting to […]

Carpe Jugulum!

‘Don’tgonearthecastle’! That’s what the sign said anyway. And with good reason, one would say.¬† There’s trouble brewing in Lancre. Or perhaps, we ought to say it’s rattling in in an emblazoned carriage and occasionally also drifting in over the clouds. But however it may come there’s no doubt it’s on its way and that it’s […]

Where or When

  This is my story, as it is yours. This is anybody’s story and everybody’s. Anita Shreve’s Where or When reads like a long forgotten favourite song that, you know in your bones, you’ll never forget. It is the story of the first bloom of love at 14 and its transcendence into a bone-deep longing […]