Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Surprisingly good read from Susanna Clarke, which is an imaginative tour de force of otherworldliness, magic & the ruthlessness of ambition
A beautifully and intelligently composed novel about loss, regret and guilt interspersed with philosophical leanings and literary suggestion
The Underpainter is a character study of someone who views life from a distance, never fully engaging in its emotional landscape.
These tales are a mixture of the absurd with the flighty, all told with a vibrant voice, some with humour and a lot with a tinge of darkness
James Joyce has never really appealed to me, I am sorry to say, so what did I make of Dubliners?
Explore the troubled life of one of Britain’s finest poets, John Keats in this original and beautifully written novel.
William Faulkner’s darkly comic book was a little disappointing for this reader: big on dark, short on comic and heavy on stream of consciousness.
Yann Martel’s book is surreal at times, but profoundly moving. I loved The High Mountains of Portugal and can’t recommend it enough.
An interesting story of a woman’s life in 1930s Ireland as related by her intertwined with the notes of Dr. Grene, her doctor in the mental hospital in which she has grown old.
Cloud Atlas is more of a philosophical exploration than a novel. That being said, it is a very interesting read.