Tag: Goings On

Duncan Ralston – Every Part of the Animal | Review

Title: Every Part of the Animal

Author: Duncan Ralston

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 152

Rating 4/5



This is basically a well-crafted thriller novella from an indie writer friend of mine who recently impressed with me another thriller called The Method. Here, we basically follow the goings on in a small town when a social media influencer comes to town and has a run in with a crazy, overprotective mum who reminds me of Margaret White.

I don’t have the best luck with thrillers and quite often I find them to be disappointing. This one just worked for me, and I think a lot of that was down to the length. Ralston didn’t try to drag it out, and he actually packed a hell of a lot of characterisation and worldbuilding into the pages that he did have. It’s hard-hitting, for sure.



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Alan Bennett – The Laying on of Hands | Review

Title: The Laying on of Hands

Author: Alan Bennett

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 78

Rating 3.5/5



This novella length story follows the goings on at a memorial service for a man who was once a masseuse to the stars. It reminded me of a gay take on Graham Greene and his writings on religion and the Catholic Church. All in all, there was a lot to love.



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