I originally came to my critique with a feminist pitchfork. And, while female autonomy within a patriarchal society is an important theme, I think this book is principally about antipathy and the friendships that can be found in accepting one another as we are. Friends are the family we choose.
Book Review: Ghosts
Being the avid Dolly Alderton admirer that I am, I was ecstatic when Net Galley and Penguin gave me this review ecopy, and it didn’t disappoint. Though quite lighthearted this…… Read more “Book Review: Ghosts”
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
Book Review: The Midnight Library
Despite having read many a great thing about Matt Haig (and saved almost every other instagram post of his) over the years, The Midnight Library, was my…… Read more “Book Review: The Midnight Library”
Book Review: Four Minutes to Save a Life
If there were ever a time to take a minute (or five hundred) to truly appreciate the work that our delivery drivers do, well, a pandemic is most certainly it. In Anna Stuart’s Four Minutes to Save a Life, Charlie Sparrow, is the newest delivery driver to join the ranks of Turner’s Supermarkets.
Book Review: The Pear Affair
Deftly transforming Paris into a high-stakes playground, I can guarantee that, The Pear Affair, will have children and parents alike reaching for their passports.
Book Review: My Friend Anna
If you have ever wondered how con-artists are cultivated in today’s society and how anyone could possibly get caught up in their misadventures, then this could be the right book for you.
Book Review: Where the River Runs Gold
As climate disasters poise to threaten 2020s manmade order and changes in ethical responsibilities alter manufacturing standards, there is more than one lesson that can be learnt from Bramacharia’s “fictionalised” future.
book Review: The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp
Chronicling the tribulations of anti-heroine Becky Sharp, The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp, provides a lighthearted insight into the world of fame and fortune. Sometimes the odds are in your favour; sometimes they are not, yet, everyone must learn the tricks of the trade to survive.
Book Review: Origin
Discussing the ripple effects of scientific discovery, Brown whisks us away on a fast-paced tour of conflicted Catholic Spain, and probes us into asking those age-old (and terrifying) questions; ‘Where do we come from?’ and ‘Where are we going?’