Categories
Book Reviews

The Sellout by Paul Beatty – Book Review

The Sellout is a deftly woven tale of one man who tries to put his hometown, Dickens (a little-known region of Los Angeles) back on the map after it is removed in a wanton act of gentrification. I’m not sure I’m qualified to write a review of The Sellout. It’s a book that made my […]

Categories
Book Reviews

My grandmother sends her regards and apologises by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

It’s a wordy and possibly unappealing title, but this was a book that delighted, surprised, amused and saddened me in equal measure – sometimes all at once. A philosophical adventure with pretty much just the right amount of everything. The story opens with a hilarious scene introducing the two main characters: Elsa, a seven-going-on-seventy-year-old girl, […]

Categories
Book Reviews

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne – Book Review

A grand journey that takes place under the sea — discovering both the natural wonders hidden in the depths of the oceans and the elusive and mysterious character of Captain Nemo. This review contains significant spoilers — I’m not really sure how to write a thorough review without them. Go and read the book then […]

Categories
Book Reviews

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – Book Review

Amble through this beautifully told tale of love, the differences that lie between men and women, patience, maturity and redemption, set in rural Victorian England, and well deserving of the title of Literature. On maturing, one begins to appreciate the finer things in life — whether that’s enjoying a glass of Malbec and camembert so […]

Categories
Book Reviews

Ink by Alice Broadway – Book Review

Opening a new book is always interesting – it’s often with a sense of trepidation that I begin, effectively opening up my mind and imagination to anything that someone decides to write. A good story can get in your head but some stories can stay there forever, and that’s not always a good thing! I […]