Although a work of fiction, Sharma draws heavily on his own experiences in Family Life. Continue reading Family Life by Akhil Sharma: an autobiographical tale of immigration and family trauma.
I didn’t set out to read such darkly disturbing books this month, but here we are at the end of October and looking back, these books are linked by threads of immorality, manipulation and murder. Continue reading October reading round-up: a suitably dark choice of books for the Halloween season
Would you like a slice of cake? Continue reading Primrose Bakery Everyday by Martha Swift
An Obedient Father is one of the most uncomfortable books that I’ve ever read Continue reading An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma is an uncomfortable read.
Nordic Noir that will keep you hooked Continue reading The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn
There’s a dark secret that casts a shadow over everything, despite the relentless sunshine. Continue reading I finished a whole book! Heatwave by Victor Jestin reignited my reading mojo.
I think I’ve lost my reading mojo. Continue reading This week I tried to read Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi
Cole’s personal story of losing his husband is an engaging and moving antidote to national mourning Continue reading The Madness of Grief: an alternative to the facade of forced national mourning