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Book Review – ‘Snowpiercer’

Title: Snowpiercer (#1: The Escape) Author: Jacques Lob (author), Jean-Marc Rochette (artist) Genre: Graphic Novel (Sci-Fi) Rating: ★★★ “Snowpiercer is the enthralling and thought-provoking post-apocalyptic graphic novel that inspired the critically acclaimed movie starring Chris Evans (Captain America, Fantastic Four).  In a harsh, uncompromisingly cold future where Earth has succumbed to treacherously low temperatures, the last remaining members of humanity travel on a train while the outside world remains encased in ice.  The surviving community are not without a social hierarchy; those that travel at the front of the train live in relative luxury whilst those unfortunate enough to be at the rear remain clustered like cattle in claustrophobic darkness. Yet, things are about to change aboard the train as passengers become disgruntled…” (Goodreads)  I think I experienced with Snowpiercer the dreaded “Movie ruined the book for me” thing that all readers experience at least once in their lives. I am a  h u g e  fan of the film. Aside from the fact that one of my favourite actors, Chris Evans, is in it, it also has an amazing premise: the …

My Holiday Book Haul

Because I can’t buy books in Australia (that should be read with lots of sarcasm), I went a bit crazy with my book purchasing while on holiday. I had allowed myself one book purchase at each of the bookshops I planned on visiting – one in Paris and one in London – however the excitement of being on holiday got to me and I couldn’t control myself. It didn’t help that the shop I visited in Paris had cool store stamps – the novelty of that was almost too much for me to handle. My purchases were largely made at two shops, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, and Hatchards in London; they are both really beautiful shops if you’re ever in either of those cities. There are two Hatchards locations in London – one in Piccadilly and one at St Pancras station. I visited the St Pancras one as it was right around the corner from my hotel (inconveniently convenient, if you catch my drift), but I definitely plan on visiting the Piccadilly one next time. Probably …