A turgid read for a Jane Austen lover that had to ultimately be abandoned.
An unusual book with the themes of war and family following the lives of two main young characters: a blind French girl and a German soldier
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.