Posts from ‘August, 2013’

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

 Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton Five words from the blurb: Iceland, isolated, suicide, vanished, terrifying Iceland is very […]

Two Board Game Reviews: Castles of Burgundy and Bora Bora

Earlier in the year Ravensburger Games asked if I’d be willing to review a couple of games for them. I […]

The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait

Five words from the blurb: brother, died, family, apart, truth Emma is nine-years-old when her brother Kit dies. Her older […]

The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman

Five words from the blurb: solution, happiness, embracing, negative, thinking I don’t normally read self-help books, but something about this […]

Fortunate by Andrew JH Sharp

Five words from the blurb: Zimbabwe, decision, catastrophe, farm, clues Four years ago I read Andrew Sharp’s debut novel and […]

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Five words from the blurb: alone, unseen, passion, art, betrayal The Woman Upstairs grabs the reader’s attention from the very […]