book review | trainspotting
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Written in 1993, Trainspotting is a collection of disoriented and drug-induced stories that will make your stomach turn, and your brain stutter.
Following a bunch of miscreants in 80’s Edinburgh, this novel dives into the raw and savage realities that many faced at the time. The main themes focusing on drug and alcohol addiction, HIV and AIDs, mental illness, desperation and poverty.
The concoction of twisted humour and wretched events that occur pull the book in multiple directions paralleling the characters struggle for power over their own futures.
Stereotypical opinions of the time are discussed regularly throughout this book, however the truthful view on drugs provides a strong up front message that screams satire social commentary.
The characters make awful decisions, and most could be seen as awful people, but watching the characters stumble and stagger through the chapters, wondering if they would make it to the next, made me wholeheartedly intoxicated with them and this book.
isn't it the best feeling to meet someone who read your favorite book and love it so you too start talking about it and you give each other recommendations and talk about theories and stuff like that?
- Hannah Mathewson
- Titan Books
Welcome to the Witehrward, and to a London that us not quite loke our won. Here, its summertime in February, the Underground is a cavern of wonders and magic fills the streets. But this London is a city divided, split between six rival magical factions, each with their own extraordinary talents – and the alpha of the Changelings, Gedeon Ravenswood, has gone rouge, threatening the fragile accords that hold the city together.
Ilsa is a shapeshifting Changeling who has spent the first seventeen years of her life marooned in the wrong London. Alone, she scratched out a living as a stage magician’s assistant, dazzling audiences by using her Changeling talents to perform the impossible. When she’s dragged through a portal into the Witherward, Ilsa finally feels like she belongs. Yet her new home is on the brink of civil war: pulled into the fray, Ilsa must use all the tricks up her sleeve simply to stay alive.
Witherward exceeded all my expectations and was more I could have ever expected. The story of Ilsa and the magic hidden in London is exactly the kind of fantasy I was searching for. This book surprises with complex characters and great magic as well as deep storytelling and surprising plot twists.
Frist, lets talk about the main reason why I loved this book so much. The fantasy world and the magic created by Hannah Mathewson is complex and diverse. All the six fractions have their own magic with dark and threatening characteristics. I loved to get to know each fraction, their magic and some very interesting details and surprises about them and how they interact with each other. The interactions between the fractions as well as both London’s is another reason why I really enjoyed the story. Not only the fractions and their magic are complex and fascinating, but Hannah Mathewson was also able to create dark and very thrilling relations between the fractions and the two London’s existing simultaneously. This book convinces with its complexity and authentic interactions. There is always something new and mystic to explore and I really am amazed by the world that is created in this book. The whole world building is explained extremely well and never gets boring.
Another main reason why I am really excited about this book are the characters. Ilsa is the main character with many interesting and deep aspects to discover about her personality and past. But besides Ilsa all other characters do not lack depth and add thrilling details to the story. And are thus important for the story building. Hannah Mathewson created great plot twists and it was a lot of fun to explore the story and all the unexpected secrets. I cannot wait to read another book in the Witherward world!
The kind of fantasy book I was looking for!!! I loved Witherward with its rich, mystic and complex storytelling. The world, magic and characters convince with a lot of complexity and depths. This book never gets boring and there are many thrilling and dark aspects about the world and its characters to discover. Big recommendation.
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Pest Control by C.D. Habecker & Luna Nyx
Title: Pest Control Author: CD Habecker and Luna Nyx Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: 10/19/2021 Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex Pairing: Male/Male Length: 52200 Genre: Paranormal, LGBTQIA+, gay, PNR/wolf shifter, hunters, disabilities, humorous, illness/disease, interspecies, mental illness, rivals to lovers, fisting, knotting, #ownvoices Add to Goodreads Description Rhys has a simple life in…
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I absolutely loved it ! I recommend !
✨✨✨ 𝓗𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓸, 𝓫𝓸𝓸𝓴𝓲𝓼𝓱 𝓯𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓼! ✨✨✨ 𝐐𝐎𝐓𝐃: Do you collect bookish candles? If you do, do you burn them? 𝐀𝐎𝐓𝐃: I love bookish candles and I love smelling them, but animating my post is the closest I got to burning them 😂 I spent all day finishing up ASITE, then after that, I stared off into space wondering how I could go on 🥲 It was a brilliant book, and I hope to feel human enough again soon to review it properly. I missed posting for #ShadowhunterSunday last week, so I’m really thrilled to share my book hubby’s candle from @bookish.light 🥰 This was one of the last shots I took before goin back here in Iloilo City and I remembered praying for the rain to hold off for a few more minutes so I could take the shots 😅 Hopefully, I can go home for Christmas and take lots more photos to last me for five months! Cutting this one short since the internet connection has been all over the place recently 🤧 Have a lovely Sunday, everyone! 💜 #TheBookwormPrincess👸🏻 #bibliophile #bookstagram #books #readersofig #igreads #booklover #bookaholic #mybookfeatures #bookstagramcommunity #booklovers #PageTurnersPH #bookstagramfeaturesonly #booksbooksbooks #bookishcandle #willherondale #shadowhunters #theinfernaldevices #specialeditions #cassandraclare (at London Institute) https://www.instagram.com/p/CVaVrZnPDBu/?utm_medium=tumblr
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