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.
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
Hard-hitting but heart-warming stuff Continue reading This week I’m reading: Face by Benjamin Zephaniah
These stories may be short, but they are potent and are here to be savoured Continue reading This week I’m reading: Homesickness by Colin Barrett