Dopeworld, The Memory Police and more – Happy’s Weekend Reading

Now’s the time to get excited about the best and brightest in the world of books. Dopeworld will take you to all corners of the Earth, while Neil Gaiman’s latest ventures into fantastical realms. Be confronted by The Fortress, explore cross-cultural stories from the Asia-Pacific region and be chilled by a dystopian island. Here’s what’s on the list for this weekend.

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The Fortress, Snow, Glass, Apples, The Near and the Far Volume 2, Dopeworld and The Memory Police are among the finest new books for the weekend.

The Fortress by S.A. Jones

Jonathon Bridge seems to have to it all. He enjoys the excessive trappings of his career and status, but he’s about to spend a year in the Fortress – a parallel world that will have a devastating impact on his body and soul. Via Echo.

The Fortress S.A. Jones

Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran

The Snow White fairytale is reimagined in the latest from the pen of iconic fantasy writer, Neil Gaiman. It also features the mesmeric illustrations of Colleen Doran. For more details, visit the Headline website.

Snow Glass Apples Neil Gaiman

Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands by Niko Vorobyov

This book explores the profound impacts that the war on illicit substances is having around the world. Vorobyov talks to cartel leaders, government officials and more in relation to the myriad drug-based conflicts that are engulfing the globe. More at Hachette.

Dopeworld Niko Vorobyov

The Near and the Far Volume 2 edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

A regional adventure that takes in the multifaceted perspectives of writers from across the Asia-Pacific. This unique collection journeys through fiction, non-fiction and poetry. More details at Scribe.

The Near and the Far Volume II

The Memory Police by Yoko Agawa

In haunting work that centres on the terrors of state surveillance. Things disappear from the lives of an unnamed island’s inhabitants and a young novelist struggles to maintain her memories in the face of an overwhelming threat. Via Penguin.

The Memory Police Yoko Agawa