Category Archive: Novel

The Girls ~ Emma Cline

The literary equivalent of Gus Van Sant’s Elephant…. Buy this instead…

Bowie Books ~ How Many Have You Read?

Still upset by the news that one of the most iconic icons (sad face) has passed on. There have been loads of articles out in the last week talking about his career and… Continue reading

Happy Halloween….

Because this is apparently THE Halloween 2015 book… even though it came out like 50 years ago…

How does this thing work….?

I’ve spent the last few months reading and writing and getting rejected. I’ve read lots of David Mitchell and other British writers like Mark Watson and Ross Raisin. I’ve read “It” books like The… Continue reading

I adore David Mitchell, but….

I did not adore this book. The more I think about it, the more convinced I become that Mitchell bit off a little more than he could chew with this one… I should… Continue reading

Another Summer, Another edbookfest…

Another summer is drawing to a close, and I’ve returned from Edinburgh with another fantastic book festival experience under my belt. Every August, during the fringe, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is held… Continue reading

The Girl on the Train ~ Review

“She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…”    The Girl on the Train is a Thriller/Mystery set in modern-day London and its surrounding area. It’s a story about… Continue reading

Fear of the SEND

It’s hard to explain the stomach-curdling anxiety that comes with letting go of something you’ve written. These are words and lines that you’ve agonized over, drafting and redrafting, discarding then putting back. There’s… Continue reading

What Are You Reading?

Today is National Readathon Day, a glorious four-hour period (noon-4pm) devoted to reading.     I’m working through The Goldfinch, which I picked up a couple of days ago. This novel is by Donna… Continue reading

The Secret History ~ Review (Some Spoilers)

“Psychology is only another word for what the ancients called fate.” The Secret History tells the story of six students at a small, arty New England college and the circumstances surrounding a murder within the… Continue reading

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