Book Review: My Dark Vanessa

Though ‘dark’ Vanessa did give me a clue that this book might be a bit sinister. I went into this book completely blind and had absolutely no idea what it was about prior to reading. If anything this enhanced my experience of it and allowed me to come to it with a blank slate.

Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Following the life of Kim Jiyoung (surprise surprise), and those of her relatives, this title follows the progression of feminism in South Korea, spanning three generations. Readers are invited to become a fly on the wall of a typical Korean household and observe how from birth women and men are treated with such disparity.

Book Review: Lanny

Were it not for my haphazard book club, Lanny would have entirely passed me by – and, oh, what a shame that would have been! Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker prize, Lanny, is a tale that has bewitched the literary world – and more impressively me – with its ethereal composition. Successor to his 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter’s Lanny chronicles the growing chasms between country life and metropolitan mentality