Tag: Topical

Leza Cantoral – Trash Panda | Review

Title: Trash Panda

Author: Leza Cantoral

Type: Poetry

Page Count: 96

Rating: 4.5/5

This was fricken awesome. To be fair, I was expecting it to be pretty good because I’ve followed Leza’s career for a while now and she’s also published by Clash Books, who I have a lot of respect for. Still, I wasn’t expecting to love her poetry as much as I did.

It’s bleak, it’s raw, and it’s borderline obcene, which is just how I like my poetry. It’s also topical, hard-hitting and freakin’ phenomenal. Definitely worth reading.

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Oli Jacobs – Kirk Sandblaster vs Protocol 9 | Review

Title: Kirk Sandblaster vs Protocol 9

Author: Oli Jacobs

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 136

Rating: 3.5/5

I’ve been following Oli’s career for a while now and so it was a pleasure to pick this up so close to its release, especially because I’ve read the rest of the series. And it didn’t disappoint, delivering further sci-fi comedy goodness.

What I particularly liked about this book was that it felt so topical and relevant. It basically deals with tech and artificial intelligence, as well as what might happen if it were to rebel against us. Elon Musk would be loving it.

So yeah, obviously I would recommend this one. I’d just recommend reading the rest of the series first if you can, though they also work okay as standalones.

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