Oprah time: Death Notice by Zhou Haohui

Reading Time: 1 minute China has had a run in English literature at the moment. Cixin Liu has overturned the world of science fiction with his Three Body Problem trilogy of books. Zhou Haohui’s Death Notice promises a similar shake up in crime fiction. Death Notice takes place in 2002, the internet was changing Chinese society and the government […]

Oprah time: The Sacco Gang by Andrea Camilleri

Reading Time: 1 minute The Sacco Gang is an easy to read dramatisation of a true story about a family in Sicily during the rise of fascism. Andrea Camilleri is better known as the author of the Montalbano series of crime novels. With The Sacco Gang Camilleri takes the original source material about the Sacco family and then filled in […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute The End of Days Is Coming — Just Not to China – Foreign Policy – interesting essay on why China doesn’t produce as much apocalyptic fiction as the rest of the world Zegna’s radical business transformation / reinvention | How To Spend It Starbucks debuts in Italy with premium brews, novelty bar – The Mainichi […]

Oprah time: Realm of the Damned by Alec Worley

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was given a copy of Realm of the Damned – Tenebris Deos by one of the staff at Forbidden Planet. Werewolf Press did a really nice job of printing up Alec Worley’s graphic novel. The subtitle is a nice touch as Worley must have been thinking that he had a franchise on his hands. […]

Oprah time: Über by Kieron Gillen

Reading Time: 1 minute Back in the day reading graphic novels like the Über series would have been a niche interest at best.  Now with the rise of Marvel and DC universe films they are part of mainstream culture. But not all comics are about accessible hero stories with easy cinematic adaption. My preferred writers like Gillen use the […]