Mini Reviews: Own Voices

I’m still behind on some 2020 reviews so it’s time for mini reviews! Thankfully last year I got caught up on my previous years’ worth of reviews so there’s just a couple more I’d like to share my thoughts on.

Today’s collection have very little to do with one another but they are all own voices-authored!

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Review: The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts

Cover photo for The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts. Cover is a mix of colours of blue, pink, and purple.

Title: The Inland Sea
Author: Madeleine Watts
Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication date: March 5, 2020
Format / source: Ebook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Pushkin Press
Content warnings: sexual assault, murder, familial abuse, bleeding, abortion, excessive drinking, fire
Rating: ★★★★☆

Thanks to Pushkin Press for a review copy! I think I’m still working through how I feel about this book but I learned a lot about Australia and it’s a strong comment on climate change and the treatment of women at the same time.

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Review: Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

Book cover for Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis. Cover is orange with two black illustrations of dogs.

Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author: André Alexis
Genre: Literary Fiction | Apologue
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Format / source: Paperback / book sale
Purchase: Coach House Books
Content warnings: death, grief, animal abuse, sexual abuse, violence
Rating: ★★★★☆

A beautiful book about human life, as told through dogs and gods. Not a light read but a powerfully-told story that’ll stay with you far beyond reading it.

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