Publisher: Harper Perennial Cover Art: Henri Bureau/Corbis Format: Paperback Pages: 159 Rating: 2/5 Book Depository: Paperback* Content Warnings: Violence; animal cruelty; disability discrimination; neglect Harriet and David pride themselves on their normality, choosing to actively reject anything extraordinary around them. Meeting in a period of time when everyone else is obsessed with sex, drugs and counterculture, Harriet and David… Continue reading Review – The Fifth Child
Publisher: Dead Ink Cover Art: Luke Bird and Tiffany Combs Format: Paperback Pages: 257 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback* Content Warnings: Extreme violence; murder; animal cruelty; fat shaming During the heatwave of 1976, Nif and her family move to the Welsh borders to heal as a family following a tragic incident involving Nif's younger sister, Petra. Instead of bringing relief… Continue reading Review – Water Shall Refuse Them
Publisher: Corsair Books Translated by: Asa Yoneda Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Isabel Reitemeyer Format: Hardback Pages: 209 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback Content Warnings: Incest; violence; mistreatment of animals Motoya's eccentric short story collection steeped in the ever so slightly out of the ordinary is unique and provides subtle commentaries on society and societal concepts such as marriage. What initially… Continue reading Review – Picnic in the Storm
The government is extremely talented at keeping things from laypeople and brushing things that will be of detriment to them financially under the carpet. One such thing is climate change. Does the reduction of emissions negatively affect big corporations? Yes. Therefore, it has been swept aside and laughed about for decades. Countless numbers of scientists… Continue reading Currently Reading – The Truth of Climate Change and How We Can Change in Response
Publisher: Dialogue Books Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Neil Gower Format: Hardback Pages: 244 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Self harm; child abuse; bullying; dementia; drugs The Kid lives on an island which doubles up as a retirement village. She does not live there by choice, but rather was left there by her parents when… Continue reading Review – Cygnet
Recently I have been completely absent from the book community, and having spent some time away, am ready to immerse myself back into this wonderful thing that I love to do. We lost our dog Ruby, after which I took a short break, because I wasn't reading anything, nor did I have the drive to… Continue reading Where Have I Been?
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