BOOK REVIEW: Three Rooms by Jo Hamya

The “three rooms” of the title don’t seem to develop her in any way, just provide a space for the bog standard nation-as-metaphor text dominating fiction at the moment.

BOOK REVIEW: Should We Stay or Should We Go by Lionel Shriver

To Talk About Kevin has lived in the UK for the better part of the 21st century, and Should We Stay or Should We Go shows she’s finally arrived at a British milestone: grumpiness.

BOOK REVIEW: The Divines by Ellie Eaton

4/5 stars We’ve been thinking a lot lately about the effects of confinement lately, and again I find myself returning to the British boarding school book trope–there’s something weirdly cozy about it. But The Divines looks not just at the concept of the institution, but the lingering trauma it can impose. Josephine is a studentContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Divines by Ellie Eaton”

BOOK REVIEW: Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler

Fake Accounts attempts to capture that era of panic and fear after Trump’s election, but unfortunately, it’s a narrative that starts to lose itself in what sort of story it wants to tell.

Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh (NetGalley Review)

Choice governs our lives, whether we like it or not–and no choice invites more controversy or debate than a woman’s choice to have children. But what if that choice was made for you?