Sunday, 31 July 2022

Deserter by Junji Ito Review

Junji Ito’s story collection Deserter was only recently published in English a few months ago but it was originally published ten years ago in Japan. It explains why the art is a little less polished than his newer books but the stories remain as daffy and original as readers have come to expect from this creator. And, like the majority of Ito’s books, Deserter isn’t very good.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Binge: 60 Stories To Make Your Brain Feel Different by Douglas Coupland Review

Binge is Douglas Coupland’s first work of fiction since his excellent 2013 novel Worst. Person. Ever (I gather he’s been busy focusing on his visual artwork in the interim). So, even though as a fan I’m glad to see him publishing again, it’s a shame that it’s not particularly good.