Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

Book Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers is one of those books that takes place over a specific, short period of time; in this case, it’s the Memorial Day long weekend in the United States. This type of timeline usually works to add heightened drama to the...
Book Review: The Storm by Arif Anwar

Book Review: The Storm by Arif Anwar

I love the suspense that a storm brings to the fore in a fictional book; as the winds change, so do our expectations as a reader. This story begins with a storm, and ends with the same storm, pushing the reader in all different directions and time periods, raging...
Book Review: Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Book Review: Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Awhile ago, I reviewed two books with very similar topics; wealthy families living in New York, marriage, the struggle to balance your life with kids, etc. Although I enjoyed those books, I’ve just discovered a much more nuanced, well-written version of those,...
Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds is a little gem of a novel. Short, beautifully written, engaging characters and an exciting ending; what else could a reader ask for? There are two main characters; Kristin is an attractive young woman who’s just gotten a divorce...
Book Review: The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

Book Review: The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

I think this book may be the most ‘masculine’ thing I have ever read, except for maybe a GQ magazine article about belts. The Plotters by Un-Su Kim, translated into English by Sora Kim-Russell features men, lots of men, and they’re either fighting,...