Tag: First Edition

The Beatles – Yellow Submarine | Review

Title: Yellow Submarine

Author: The Beatles

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 128

Rating: 4.5/5

I thought this book was excellent, but then I guess I’m a little biased because I’m a Beatles fan. It also helped that it was a first edition printing and so it had all of those old school vibes, including a newspaper clipping from the time that I guess someone used as a bookmark. Although it’s not as though you actually need one because you can read the whole thing in one sitting.

One of the best things about this is the visuals. It looks beautiful and is printed in full colour with all of the psychedelic style that we know and love from the movie. Definitely one worth reading.

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Susan Hill – The Small Hand | Review

Title: The Small Hand

Author: Susan Hill

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 208

Rating: 3.75/5

Susan Hill has this certain style about her that truly is inimitable, although that hasn’t stopped me giving it a go for a recent short story that I wrote. She just spins a great ghost yarn, especially when she’s dabbling in historical fiction cum horror.

I also appreciated the fact that the protagonist of this book was a rare book dealer on the hunt for a first edition Shakespeare Folio for a client. The hunt took him to France, which made me kind of sad because reasons, but at least it gave me an excuse to practice my French some more.

I’ve read quite a few of Hill’s ghost stories by this point, and this one is up there with the best. At the same time, there’s kind of not too much to mark any of the different books out, and I’ll probably not remember too much about this six months along the line. But that’s good, because then I could re-read it, and I think it would hold up well. I imagine it would make for a cracking audio book, too. So yeah, I’d definitely recommend it.

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