My Name is Shylock

 My Name is Shylock by Howard Jacobson   Rating: 2 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From “With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery … More My Name is Shylock


High-Rise by J. G. Ballard Rating 3 out of 5 Magical coffee cups          I read this because I heard Tom Hiddleston is going to be in the movie adaptation. Yeah, I have a bit of a problem with this man, I really can’t explain it, he is just an amazing man. … More High-Rise

Serial Saturday

    The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade Series Rating: 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups         I found the first book by accident.  I thought the premiss sounded interesting. From The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an … More Serial Saturday


 The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, Andie Tong (Illustrations Rating 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From Goodreads:   “When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to … More Zodiac