Posts from ‘August, 2015’

Blackass by A Igoni Barrett

 Source: Personal Copy Five words from the blurb: Nigeria, black, transformation, white, provocative Blackass is a satire of the way people in Nigeria treat others differently according to the colour of their skin. The book begins with Furo, a black man from Lagos, waking up to discover that he has become a white man with ginger […]

Books in Brief: Under the Skin, In the Unlikely Event, The Bridge Over the Drina and The Loney

 Source: Personal Copy Under the Skin by Michel Faber Five words from the blurb: hitchhiker, male, specimens, why, strange There were some wonderfully creepy scenes in this book, but it failed to hold my attention throughout. It was repetitive in the middle section and unconvincing in the end – it seemed to rely on shock-value […]

All Involved by Ryan Gattis

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: Los Angeles, riot, race, revenge, control All Involved is a fictionalised story which shows the horror of the 1992 LA riots. It didn’t sound like my sort of book, but when I saw David Mitchell raving about it I added it straight to my wish-list. Yet again David […]

I’m Back from Holiday!

Sorry it’s been a bit quiet around here – I’ve been away on holiday. We had a fantastic time – white water rafting in Slovenia, sailing round the Kornati Islands in Croatia, and then visiting a few cities in Italy.          We’ve had a very busy three weeks – I’ll be back with […]