Tag Archives: reading

Warning: it’s a long one

I wanted to write up one of the many books I’ve been reading, rather than just do a brief overview of a few books, but I came up against a bit of a problem. Not just that I’m a bit stuck with how to write at the moment, but because none of the books I’ve […]

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 […]