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Review: Circe

Title: Circe Author: Madeleine Miller Publisher: Bloomsbury Released: 2018 Rating: ★★★★★ “The grudges of gods are as deathless as their flesh.” Madeleine Miller, Circe *This review contains spoilers* Madeleine Miller’s award-winning second novel, Circe, is an absolute spectacle of a story. A deep-dive into the psyche of one of The Odyssey‘s most intriguing players, theContinue reading “Review: Circe”

“None Stranger Than Itself”: The Uncanny Horror of Monsters and Men

[This essay was written in 2020 for a university class on the Gothic tradition in Western literature.] Gothic literature is latent with the unknown and the unknowable. Recognisability in the face of otherworldly horrors compounds an already unsettling narrative, and as explored below, seeing ourselves in what we do not understand chills us more thanContinue reading ““None Stranger Than Itself”: The Uncanny Horror of Monsters and Men”

Book Review: Stay Gold

Title: Stay Gold Author: Tobly McSmith Publisher: HarperCollins Released: 2020 Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Stay gold, Pony. The world needs you. Stay gold when it’s hard. When it’s lonely. When it’s scary. Especially when it’s scary. Tobly McSmith, Stay Gold *This review contains spoilers* Tobly McSmith’s debut novel Stay Gold follows the dual-perspectives of Pony, a transgenderContinue reading “Book Review: Stay Gold”

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Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. When I’m not spending time with my wonderful kids and husband, I love writing about my fascination with food, adventure, and living a healthy and organized life!

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