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I'm a law student, with a background in English literature. I grew up on Tolkien and Pratchett, and first tried to write a fantasy epic when I was fourteen. Entangled recently published my first short story, a zombie-themed modern fairytale, and I'm on Goodreads to hear what readers have to say about it. I'm also employed by a local paper to review contemporary fiction, and I'll be posting some of those reviews here.


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Average rating: 3.44 · 57 ratings · 48 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
One Thousand and One Nights
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Unimportance by Thando Mqolozana
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Set on the premises of UWC in Bellville, Unimportance documents twelve hours in the life of Zizi, a young SRC presidential candidate whose personal charisma and deft hand with university politics have put him in a position to become President. On the...more
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The Scar by China Miéville
The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)
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Rags & Bones by Melissa Marr
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Short story collections are largely hit-and-miss. This collection, with its emphasis on the retelling of “classic fairytales and twisted tales”, has an especially long way to fall in this regard. In recent years, publishers (not to mention directors)...more
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Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas
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Written under a flimsy pseudonym, Confessions of a Sociopath is in love with itself and the imagery of wolves in sheep's clothing. In retrospect it reads rather like a self-help book: seven easy steps to becoming a successful sociopath. For that, cla...more
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
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Hamilton writes first-class, broad-ranging science fiction, with an emphasis on the science. Alien worlds and creatures abound, but Hamilton's imagining of the advancement of human knowledge is the power and glory of this novel. In Pandora's Star, ag...more
Ruth Browne is on page 569 of 1144 of Pandora's Star: I first read this novel and its sequel in my final year of high school. My grade head suggested them to me, and turned a blind eye when he saw me reading during assembly. Hamilton writes easily the best classic sci-fi I've ever read. This series is one of my favourites across all the genres.
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The Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
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In December 2013, I read all 75 issues of The Sandman. After the lacklustre Neverwhere, I needed something to renew my faith in Neil Gaiman, and here it is. Beautiful fantasy, rich with old and new mythologies, at once dark horror and epic tragedy: t...more
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Embassytown by China Miéville
Embassytown
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China Miéville's an academic, and he likes to flaunt it. Railsea played with the literary trope of the nemesis, and Perdido Street Station dipped into the nature of dreams. The City and the City was an orgy of ideas, at once reassuringly concrete in...more
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