‘Mister B. Gone’ by Clive Barker

Spoiler alert: This review contains massive plot spoilers about Mister B. Gone. For some years, I was under the false impression that Clive Barker wrote exclusively in the fantasy genre, and had no idea he wrote horror at all. However, when I was a teenager, I discovered his huge collection of horror works and, while horror is [...]

‘The Coral Thief’ by Rebecca Stott

Another historical fiction novel for you this week, this time Rebecca Stott’s The Coral Thief. Set in Paris in 1815, just after the expulsion of Bonaparte but before the status quo had been restored, it follows the adventures of a highly ambitious medical student named Daniel Conner as he undertakes a placement in the Jardin [...]