Posts from ‘November, 2014’

Two Disappointing Novellas: The Day of the Owl and The Guest Cat

The Day Of The Owl by Leonard Sciascia Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun Five words from the blurb: Sicily, murder, mafia, […]

Three Things You Should Listen to This Weekend

I haven’t read much recently because nothing on the page seems to live up to the quality of the podcasts […]

I’m Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti

 Translated from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt Five words from the blurb: Italian, village, children, discovery, scare I bought a copy […]

The Lake District Murder by John Bude

Five words from the blurb: body, garage, puzzle, 1930s, village I used to live near Cockermouth, Cumbria so when I […]

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

 Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann Five words from the blurb: ordinary, German, postcards, attacking, Hitler Alone in Berlin […]

Three Abandoned Books: The Bone Clocks, Steppenwolf and Random Family

Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Five words from the blurb: ghetto, poverty, mother, drugs, violence I bought a copy of […]