• Book Review,  Reviews

    Q&A with Kim Hood – author of Finding A Voice

    Today I am joined by the author Kim Hood to talk about her debut book Finding a Voice, which I absolutely adored and came out via O’Brien Press on August 11th. You can read my review of it here. Your book, Finding A Voice, focuses on mental illness, coping with the pressures of life and the idea that people don’t always come across as being the way you expect them to be, how did the story come about and was there any major inspiration for the book? I truly am not sure how the story came about.  I suppose like any story, it came from my experiences in life weaving in…

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    Swings & Roundabouts – Bethany Ruth Anderson

    “Ruby red or disco pink? This decision is beyond me. Ruby red or disco pink? What does each colour really say? Red: I am an assertive, intelligent woman who knows what she wants and gets it. Pink: a flirty and vivacious female who just loves having a great time. Who will I be tonight?”  Sarah and Matt. Body dysmorphic and manic depressive. Unknown to one another until they meet at a party. Then the world becomes one for the two of them. Its just them, them and no one else, no drugs, no counsellors, no therapy, no family members. They are all that matter and they will help themselves through…

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    Johnny The Homicidal Maniac; The Director’s Cut – Jhonen Vasquez

    Dark and disturbingly funny, Johnny The Homicidal Maniac (JTHM) follows the adventures of Johnny (you can call him Nny), who lives with a pair of styrofoam doughboys that encourage his madness, a wall that constantly needs a fresh coat of blood, and–oh, yeah–his victims in various states of torture. Join Nny as he frightens the little boy next door (Todd, known to fans of Vasquez’s work as Squee), thirsts for Cherry Brain Freezies, attempts suicide, draws Happy Noodle Boy, and tries to uncover the meaning of his homicidal existence. *** This may only be a short review but that isn’t to say I didn’t love the book, I find it…