The Gremlin’s Library: The Death of Jane Lawrence

Trigger warnings for the review: some minor gore discussionTrigger warnings for the book: gore, surgical/body horror, ghosts, unreality/reality shifting shenanigans, period-typical misogyny (period is, like, Regency/Victorian-ish?) The Death of Jane Lawrence is a book I've once again deliberately stepped into while knowing very little about, and I'm very pleased to report that whether by luck … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Death of Jane Lawrence

First Chapter Thoughts: One Hundred Years Of Solitude

It's been so long since I did one of these! I've been slacking on my reading this year (for, ah, fairly good reasons) but I've been meaning to read my magical realism classics for a while. I started House of the Spirits a while ago and promptly... put it down and forgot where it went. … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: One Hundred Years Of Solitude

The Gremlin’s Library: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

TWs for Certain Dark Things, and to a lesser degree this review, include violence, cartels/drug wars, and a particular character who threatens a lot of sexual violence but never thankfully gets around to it. I've been falling more and more in love with Silvia Moreno-Garcia's writing for a few years now, starting with Gods of … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Gremlin’s Library: Broken and the Broke by Archie Bongiovanni

I got Archie Bongiovanni's poetry zine 'Broken and the Broke' through the Wiggle Bird Mailing Club on Patreon, which sends out zines by trans/queer poets every month! In fact, I subscribed specifically because I saw a bit about this one, and I felt my brain go 'oh....yes... this sounds like my thing'. So, here we … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Broken and the Broke by Archie Bongiovanni

The Gremlin’s Library: Unraveling by Elaine Marilyse

Elaine Marilyse is a disabled Anishinaabe poet who I'm quite happy to say that I inhabit the same local creative community as, and so Unraveling is one of those lovely pieces of work that I acquired at a zine-off at a coffee shop in Ottawa. Other ways of getting poetry are fun, too, but there's … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Unraveling by Elaine Marilyse