Book Review: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Book Review: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Ok, prepare yourself; this is a heart-wrenching read. Not this review (hopefully!) but this book: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock. I must have been feeling particularly masochistic when I read the blurb in the publisher’s catalogue and requested it anyway....
Book Review: Do This For Me by Eliza Kennedy

Book Review: Do This For Me by Eliza Kennedy

There’s a wealth of positive things that have come from the #metoo movement, one of them being a vast improvement in women’s contemporary fiction, aka ‘chick lit’. Do This For Me by Eliza Kennedy features wealthy attractive people struggling with domestic...
Book Review: The Amateurs by Liz Harmer

Book Review: The Amateurs by Liz Harmer

The Amateurs by Liz Harmer is hard to slot into one category;  it’s literary, philosophical, dystopian and science fiction, all within 300-ish pages. Even the publishers had to use other books like The Leftovers by Tom Perotta, The Year of the Flood by Margaret...
Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

I didn’t realize this until half way through, but this is the second book I’ve read by Diane Setterfield. The first book I’ve read of hers is called Bellman & Black, which I read back in 2014 but didn’t write a review for (according to my...