Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

It’s hard to imagine what it would feel like to have a famous parent. I’m sure there are numerous accounts online that I could dig into, but I’d much rather read a fictional account of it; it feels less like voyeurism and more like personal...
Book Review: Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan

Book Review: Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan

If you read Nicole Lundrigan’s last book The Substitute, you’ll have a good idea of what you’re in for in her latest novel, Hideaway. Both books deal with traumatized children, neglectful parents, and big family secrets. These sound like heavy...
Book Review: The Student by Cary Fagan

Book Review: The Student by Cary Fagan

When I really love a book, it’s difficult to pinpoint what elevates it above all others. I suppose it’s a bunch of things; character, plot, writing, but also the lack of issues I can point to that disappointed me. With all this in mind, I’ve decided...
Book Review: Someday Jennifer by Risto Pakarinen

Book Review: Someday Jennifer by Risto Pakarinen

As I write this review, I’ve got a soundtrack of ’80s music playing softly in the background; at the moment, it’s “Live to Tell” by Madonna. I normally require near-quiet to write, but I’m hoping the music will offer some...
Book Review: This Has Nothing To Do With You by Lauren Carter

Book Review: This Has Nothing To Do With You by Lauren Carter

Recording a book review for book tube was a great excuse to brush my hair and put on a little make-up, so I did just that for my latest read, This Has Nothing To Do With You by Lauren Carter. I still wore stretchy pants though, there’s no way I’m...
Book Review: Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Book Review: Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Some may cringe at the thought of reading a book written in the voice of a six-year-old, but once you get past the simplistic dialogue and extraneous words, the story behind the boy is a spectacular one. For those who read Room by Emma Donoghue and enjoyed it,...