Jack Davey

Don’t let the weather dampen your desire to read

In my mind, there’s no such thing as bad weather for reading. Whatever the world’s doing outside, there’s always a perfect read for the season if you know where to look. I tend not to read the same types of books when the sun is shining and the days are...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2018

Powerful protagonists and how to create them

There isn’t a set formula for whipping up a compelling protagonist. Endless hours go into developing them as they are the lens through which the author is able to display the fruits of their imagination – perfection in this aspect is key to a gripping narrative. I love how every...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Review: ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

By combining a modern gothic setting, a group of believably flawed characters and a cruel use of foreshadowing, M. L. Rio’s debut novel, If We Were Villains, manages to tell a haunting tale of modern tragedy in a classic Shakespearean fashion. It is undoubtedly one of my favourite books from...
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Posted Oct. 18, 2018