Worth reading for the island setting only, which I warmed to immediately in Samson’s description, but felt much less for the characters
Category Archives: Literary fiction
Pharoni by Colin Dodds
The strength of this book lies in the power of Colin Dodds’ prose – a curious tale of resurrection, religion, and blighted friendship
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
A turgid read for a Jane Austen lover that had to ultimately be abandoned.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Surprisingly good read from Susanna Clarke, which is an imaginative tour de force of otherworldliness, magic & the ruthlessness of ambition
The Flying Man by Etienne Bijnens
A beautifully and intelligently composed novel about loss, regret and guilt interspersed with philosophical leanings and literary suggestion
The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart
The Underpainter is a character study of someone who views life from a distance, never fully engaging in its emotional landscape.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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
Dubliners by James Joyce
James Joyce has never really appealed to me, I am sorry to say, so what did I make of Dubliners?
Writ in Water by James Sulzer
Explore the troubled life of one of Britain’s finest poets, John Keats in this original and beautifully written novel.