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Review | ‘Tales of the Peculiar’ by Ransom Riggs (2016)

“So please enjoy these Tales – before a crackling fire on a chilly night, ideally, a snoring grimbear at your feet – but remember, too, their sensitive nature, and if you must read them aloud (which I highly recommend) make certain your audience is peculiar.” – Ransom Riggs - Tales of the Peculiar, Foreword Having… Continue reading Review | ‘Tales of the Peculiar’ by Ransom Riggs (2016)

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Review | ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs (2015)

“It had become one of the defining truths of my life that, no matter how I tried to keep them flattened, two-dimensional, jailed in paper and ink, there would always be stories that refused to stay bound inside books. It was never just a story. I would know: a story had swallowed my whole life.”… Continue reading Review | ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs (2015)

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Review | ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

“There was romance in the unknown, but once a place had been discovered and cataloged and mapped, it was diminished, just another dusty fact in a book, sapped of mystery. So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather… Continue reading Review | ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

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Review | ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)

“I don’t mean to be rude,” I said, “but what are you people?” “We’re peculiar,” he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. “Aren’t you?” “I don’t know. I don’t think so.” “That’s a shame.” – p. 142 ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is the first book to commence the trilogy ‘Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children’. This… Continue reading Review | ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)