There is a reason Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize twice. She is an amazing writer. In Beyond Black she doesn't only picks a really original subject, she also makes it even more original by the way she implements it. Beyond Black (Picador, 2006) is mainly about the dead haunting the living, but it's not … Continue reading Beyond English Suburbs, Beyond Wastelands: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
The Pisces is a funny, dark and clever novel from Melissa Broder. If you're not shy of reading sexual descriptions or disliking the characters in a novel -or more like not finding one single character to like in it- then you should read The Pisces as it is a glorious satire of the modern concept … Continue reading The Plight of the available woman and the unavailable man : The Pisces by Melissa Broder
It took less than six months for everything to fall apart. That's how Darling, a debut novel by Rachel Edwards opens. From the start it plays out that things are going to be bad. But I wasn't able to guess how! Darling was a confusing read for me. It started like a contemporary novel between people … Continue reading Oh Darling, you have a problem: Darling by Rachel Edwards
Beartown by Fredrik Backman (also published as Scandal) What a book! I can't believe this book is written by a man. Yes. I know, Prejudice. Whatever. Sorry to sound like an arsehole. But the strength of emotions and the amount of painfully accurate truth in this book is dazzling. I cannot express my admiration on … Continue reading Bears from the Beartown
“To those out on their own paths, setting little fires” Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was an amazing read. I LOVED this book. A bulky 5 stars. I don't know what put me off reading this book last year, probably the 'desperate housewife-y' blurb, or not seeing many reviews around. I know it was … Continue reading Celeste Ng Lights up Little Fires inside me. Everywhere.
I loved Emma Healy's debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing. When I saw this one on NetGalley I got really excited and requested it. So a big thank you for the publisher and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. This is the story of Jen and … Continue reading The book of “Everything is going to be fine” : Whistle in the Dark