Tag Archives: Books

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

I seem to have spent quite a lot of my time recently, reading books about the future. One of those reads was The Power by Naomi Alderton, which I’m not going to review on here, it’s had so much coverage already – all I would say is that the ending made it for me (which […]

A Cat, a Man and two Women by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

A while ago, I stopped watching the news. Also, I sort of stopped reading newspapers (although I always read First News, the brilliant newspaper for kids, which we get for our two, so they have some idea of what’s going on in the world without having to soak up all the shit that adult media […]

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

If you’ve read Olive Kitteridge, or any of Strout’s other books, you’ll know her writing to be sharply observed and intricately detailed. The clarity of this writing was enough to constantly make me put this book down and ponder the last sentence. She has a way of creating a sentence out of not very many […]

The Miniaturist – by Jesse Burton

  I lent my hard copy of The Miniaturist to a friend only 3 days after I’d finished reading it, which was a mistake, because it is, without doubt, the sort of book which I would like to read again. I’m a speed reader, which means I can get through most books (there are obvious […]