We’ve reached the “books about COVID” stage of the pandemic.
The Handmaid’s Tale: quickly becoming the most misunderstood dystopian book since 1984.
Aimee Wall’s debut We, Jane has a strong sense of place, but the story it tells is becoming more and more universal.
It wasn’t funny when The Simpsons did it either.
Never Saw Me Coming is a book that does what it says on the tin. Well, maybe. Despite the title, it seems I mostly saw this book coming miles and miles away.
I’ve never lived in LA (and I’ve only visited once), but somehow the city still looms large in my consciousness.
I’m very happy to be one of the hosts of the book tour for THE TURNOUT by Megan Abbott, a suspenseful and tense thriller set in the world of ballet – thank you NetGalley and Virago for the review copy!
There has to be some scientific explanation for why people go gaga for serial killers, and especially female serial killers.
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.
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.