Posts from ‘May, 2015’

Books in Brief: Euphoria, School Blues and In the Beginning Was the Sea

 Source: Personal Copy Translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone School Blues by Daniel Pennac Five words from the blurb: […]

Why I Don’t Always Want My Favourite Book to Win the Prize

Last night I went to the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Award ceremony. It was a lovely evening, especially because everyone […]

Brilliance by Anthony McCarten

 Source: Personal copy Five words from the blurb: invention, light bulb, Edison, electric chair, immorality I’m drawn towards books with […]

Demons by Wayne Macauley

 Source: Free review copy received from publisher Five words from the blurb: friends, remote, stories, society, fiction A couple of […]

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: intersex, school, secret, damage, parents I don’t often pick books at random from […]

The Best Books for…Understanding the Darker Side of Society

Last week I reviewed The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanigahara and realised how much I enjoy reading about the darker […]