Book Reviews

Book Review – A Touch of Death

Format: E-book Cover Design: Heather Maddalozzo & John McKeogh Pages: 305 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Violence; kidnap; cruelty; murder Firstly, I would like to mention that I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, so thank you to Rebecca Crunden, and for remaining patient for my review. This is… Continue reading Book Review – A Touch of Death

Book Reviews

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 – Dominicana Review

    Publisher: John Murray Cover Design: Adalis Martinez Format: Hardback Pages: 319 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Rape - both statutory and marital; cheating; domestic violence; racism   The content warnings mentioned above give some clue as to how difficult Dominicana is to read, whether you are personally affected by these things or not. From child marriage… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 – Dominicana Review

Reviews

Review – Convenience Store Woman

Publisher: Granta Translated by: Ginny Tapley Takemori Cover Art: Luke Bird & Emmanuel LATTES/Alamy Format: Paperback Pages: 163 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback* Content Warnings: Violence; disturbing thoughts   Keiko has struggled to fit in with the society around her from a young age, and now she is not your 'average' thirty six year old woman. She has never had a boyfriend… Continue reading Review – Convenience Store Woman

Book Hauls

Book Haul – June 2019

Recently, I have been buying a few more books than usual to try and push myself out of a reading slump. It has worked to some extent, but I am looking forward to continuing and devouring some of these in the next month or two. Hardbacks:   1. The Good Bee by Alison Benjamin and… Continue reading Book Haul – June 2019

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

  Publisher: Oneworld Publications Format: Paperback Pages: 306 Rating: 2/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Institutional racism; abuse; violence   Celestial and Roy have not been married long before Roy is arrested and jailed for a rape he did not commit. He is sentenced to twelve years in prison, which for an already struggling couple, is an eternity. The question… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant

  Publisher: ONE Format: Hardback Pages: 329 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback   Beneath the everyday comings and goings of the Beijing Duck House in Maryland, there is a web of complex family relationships and messy feelings. When Johnny Han decides to take drastic measures to open his own fusion restaurant and turn his back on his late father's… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant

Man Booker International Shortlist Reviews

Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands

  Publisher: Serpent's Tail Format: Hardback Pages: 180 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   Gilbert Silvester dreams about his wife cheating on him one night and immediately launches himself on a trip to Japan. He discovers the writings of Bashō and attempts to embark on a similar journey. Along the way he takes a young, suicidal student under his… Continue reading Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands