Posts from ‘September, 2011’

Titus Awakes – Maeve Gilmore and Mervyn Peake

Five words from the blurb: Gormenghast, Titus, bravery, free, past Earlier this year the fourth novel in the Gormenghast series, […]

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Five words from the blurb: circus, dark, dazzling, world, imaginative   About six weeks ago a beautiful book dropped through my […]

Hen’s Teeth – Manda Scott

 Short listed for 1997 Orange Prize Five words from the blurb: mysteriously, dead, hens, scientists, Glaswegian Hen’s Teeth is a thriller set […]

Book Lamp: The Scientific Way to Choose your Next Book

Book Lamp is a new site which uses a scientific approach to compare books. By analysing numerous different aspects of both content […]

Absent – Betool Khedairi

 Translated from the Arabic by Muhayman Jamil Five words from the blurb: Baghdad, apartment, bombings, arrests, honey Absent is set in a crowded […]

Caribou Island – David Vann

Five words from the blurb: Alaska, marriage, unravelling, storms, life Legend of a Suicide was one of my favourite reads […]