the obelisk gate review

The Obelisk Gate: A Review

The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2)The Broken Earth trilogy continues with The Obelisk Gate, and author N.K. Jemisin certainly hasn’t lost any passion for telling Essun’s story. The Obelisk Gate unfolds the dramatic early days of the Stillness’ latest Season, without losing the steam generated by its predecessor. But before we dive in, a warning: This review contains possible spoilers for The Fifth Season, my review of which you can read here. Continue reading

the insides review

The Insides: A Review

The InsidesIt’s not often you find a novel that tells you everything you need to know in the title, but Jeremy P. Bushnell‘s The Insides is one such book. Bushnell’s magical realist tale about a special knife, a psychic for hire, and a street magician turned butcher is all about the interior: of our world, of buildings, of animals, of our lives. Though its title might suggest otherwise, however, The Insides gives up only as much of Bushnell’s world-building as is necessary to tell its story. Everything deeper remains a mystery. Continue reading