The Constant Rabbit

By Jasper Fforde,

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'Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality' The Times


The village of Much Hemlock has always been a right-wing stronghold. British. Solid. Traditional.

Then they move in. They're different from everyone else: they have a weird religion,…

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A quirk of nature has caused some animals to evolve so that they think and communicate like humans but still look like animals (only bigger) than they were.

As they try to integrate into normal human society, they are met with prejudice to the point of genocide.

The slow, precise way this is done is disturbingly like the rise of Nazism in Germany in the 30s and has, even more disturbingly, many parallels in today’s world.

The story is fast-paced and entirely credible, even though the main characters are animals that talk and think like humans. I particularly liked the…

The Secret Order of the Scepter & Gavel

By Nicholas Ponticello,

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Vanderough University prepares its graduates for life on Mars. Herbert Hoover Palminteri enrolls at VU with the hope of joining the Martian colony in 2044 as a member of its esteemed engineer corps. But then Herbert is tapped to join a notorious secret society: the Order of the Scepter and Gavel. As a new pledge, Herbert has to prove himself in a series of dangerous initiation rites, even if it means risking his life and the lives of his friends.

Many years later, when Herbert thinks the scandals of his youth are finally dead and buried, a murder occurs in the Martian colony, and Herbert starts to suspect it is linked to the secret Order of the Scepter and Gavel of his past.

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