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Novellas provide a uniquely special kind of reading experience, and require their own kind of skill to craft. Shorter than a novel, but still often expected to carry the same narrative heft, and longer than a short story, novellas are exciting in their uniqueness. They can be re-read more easily and therefore provide more thematic …

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Lesbian authors are paving the way when it comes to genre and boundary pushing, writing dark and toxic love stories and unlikeable women protagonists. When looking at lesbian novels and the art put out by lesbian authors, you see the darkest kinds of gothic fiction, as well as the brightest dedications to love and kindness. …

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Historical fiction is a brilliantly broad genre of fiction, with the potential to span so much of human history and culture. Because of this fact, many of the best historical fiction books come from far and wide — from Latin America to Japan, and everywhere in-between. But, of course, the UK has a particular affinity …

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Horror stories are important to us, but it can sometimes be difficult to say why. The voyeuristic thrill of seeing others in danger and fearing for their lives or their sanity; the unique opportunity to get close to death and danger while remaining safe. Horror is a genre like no other, and the best horror …

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American author Stephen King is considered the undisputed master of horror, with as many published works as he has years on this Earth. But King is far from the only great horror author writing today, so here are some of the best horror books by writers far and wide. Essential Modern Horror Books Beyond the …

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Parenthood, however it may look, is a shared experience worldwide. Yet, the reality of caring for a child is so often romanticised, and ultimately the emotions, stresses, and hardships of the parent are brushed aside. Motherhood in particular is often painted in rosy hues and presented as a gift, never as a sacrifice, and these …

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Of all the world’s literature, the works of Argentine writers represent some of the most punk and political; some of the most diverse, surreal, groundbreaking, and beautiful novels and short stories. As a reader, I cannot sing the praises of Argentine writers and Argentine novels enough. These authors have my heart and my soul. Here …

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