The 2016 Round-Up

Another year coming to an end (and one many of us will be very happy to see the back of), which means its time for me to do a quick round-up and list my favourite books of the year. I’m late getting this out this year, so if you’re looking to buy any of these […]

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THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill

THE FIREMAN Joe Hill (www.joehillfiction.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £20.00 Harper Grayson is working as a school nurse when the world ends. Draco Incendia Trychophyton, better known as Dragonscale, is a spore that infects that vast majority of people with whom it comes into contact – the symptoms are a beautiful tattoo-like patterning of the skin and […]

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HORNS by Joe Hill

HORNS Joe Hill (joehillfiction.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £8.99 Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke the next morning with a headache…when he was swaying above the toilet, he glanced at himself in the mirror over the sink and saw he had grown horns while he slept. Ig Perrish may not […]

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MR MERCEDES by Stephen King

MR MERCEDES Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £20.00 On a foggy April morning, in an anonymous, recession-hit Midwestern city, Brady Hartfield ploughs a stolen Mercedes Benz into a group of people queued for a job fair, killing nine and injuring many more. Six months later, Detective William Hodges retires from the City Police […]

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The 2013 Round-Up

And so, once more, to the end of the year and the requisite retrospective of my reading habits over the past twelve months here at Reader Dad. Regular visitors and Twitter followers will know that 2013 has been a year full of ups and downs (more downs, unfortunately, than ups) for me, what with five […]

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NOS4R2 by Joe Hill

NOS4R2 Joe Hill (joehillfiction.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £18.99 Released: 30th May 2013 The Brat was nine years old the first time she rode over the covered bridge that crossed the distance between Lost and Found. Nine-year-old Victoria “Vic” McQueen’s new bicycle brings with it an uncanny new ability: when she rides it across the condemned structure […]

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