The Man who Walked to the Moon by Howard McCord

“This novella is a fascinating literary alien…” The quote on the jacket of our edition comes with the promise of something entirely different and that promise is upheld. How is it possible to describe The Man who Walked to the Moon in traditional literary terms? Even classifying it into one genre is nearly impossible since it…

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Typhoon by Joseph Conrad

It is no secret in the vast world of literature that Joseph Conrad is considered a master of both the written word and the untamable power of Nature. Most of his stories reflect on Man's struggle against overwhelming odds in small and large encounters with the natural world - most often the sea as he…

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

“Cora didn't know what optimistic meant. She asked the other girls that night if they were familiar with the word. None of them had heard it before. She decided that it meant trying.” - Colson Whitehead Colson Whitehead's latest novel - winner of the National Book Award - has made the headlines for the past few…

The Circle by Dave Eggers

What if a single tech company began to encompass all the aspects of your world? A starving octopus, starting with social life, through to banking and shopping, health and parenting, all the way to national security and politics... In the The Circle, Dave Eggers paints an eerily realistic picture of where current technology and capitalism could lead us.…

Silence by Shūsaku Endō

Historically accurate, but fictional, Silence is the story of Portuguese missionaries sent to Japan to preach Christianity to undercover Christians and find their lost mentor, the apostate Father Ferreira. The story takes place in seventeenth-century feudal Japan, a nation seeped in a violent and bloody crisis of faith. Christians are butchered by the thousands, rebellions against the daimyo are mercilessly…

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian work of fiction set in the imaginary Republic of Gilead - formerly the United States of America. After a series of unclear events, the world has apparently gone through several wars or nuclear accidents, leaving many men and women incapable of procreating. Borders are closed, strong political and religious factions arise,…