Tags : book reviews

Book Review: The Unit // Ninni Holmqvist

Imagine this: you’re a woman, your fiftieth birthday (or sixtieth, for the males out there) is quickly approaching, and you’re unwed, without children, and you have a job which isn’t ‘contributing to society’. Instead of enjoying your well-earned retirement, you’re being shipped off to what can only be described as secure unit for the ‘dispensable’, […]Read More

Book Review: The Agatha Christie Miscellany // Cathy Cook

When we set out on the adventure of devouring a new novel, we become so consumed in the stories that are laid out before us that we seldom spare a thought for those who are most vital in the creation of such books: the author. While one may recognise their style of writing and their […]Read More

Book Review: The Ghosts of Heaven // Marcus Sedgwick

Have you ever considered the simple form of the spiral as being strange, meaningful, containing depths of knowledge that have never before been understood? I can confess that I certainly hadn’t, but challenging the reader to contemplate the above is the momentous task Sedgwick set himself with this novel. Objectively, the link may seem tenuous. […]Read More

Book Review: The Lovely Bones // Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is a title familiar to many, in part because of its gruesome storyline but, mostly, because of the major motion picture. I, like many, committed the cardinal sin and watched the film before I read the book. After watching the film, I felt that reading the book maybe disappointing as I had […]Read More

Book Review: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) //

According to the quote on the back cover from Game of Thrones creator George R.R Martin, Felicia Day is “an actress, a gamer, a screenwriter, a songwriter, a producer, a director, a webmaster, a costumer and queen of the geek girls”. This description is fairly accurate and well backed up in You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost): Day’s […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: The Age of Innocence // Edith

Title: The Age of Innocence Author: Edith Wharton What I think So Far: On initial reading, the most striking aspect of this novel appeared to be its similarity to Pride and Prejudice. However, it soon became clear that Wharton’s critique of New York’s elite lacked Austen’s subtlety – and for the better. The Age of […]Read More

Book Review: The Girl With All The Gifts // M.

M. J Carey’s novel The Girl With All The Gifts will most likely be found in the Zombie or Apocalypse area of your local library. However, I don’t believe either of these genres do the book justice. The zombie image has been overused and wrung dry in past novels and films, yet Carey resurrects it […]Read More