‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Daycomes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly … Continue reading ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

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‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus – Mini Book Review

"je m'ouvrais pour la première fois à la tendre indifférence du monde" "I opened myself for the first time to the tender indifference of the world" A seminal piece of literature that deserves every adulation it has ever received. I have never read such an exquisitely painful book about the human condition. Any words that … Continue reading ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus – Mini Book Review

‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller – Book Review

I AM DEAD. Words can't describe the massive hole I felt in my life after I finished this book. All I could think of was what do I do now???? I just wanted to sit in the corner cradling this book and sobbing to myself all the while shovelling ice cream down my neck. MY … Continue reading ‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller – Book Review

‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Book review

Once upon a time, in a green and beautiful land, there lived a young girl. She was a happy child full of the joys of hope and possibilities. She spent her days studying and learning, her evenings walking through fields and along the riverbank with her dogs… And her nights? They were the most special … Continue reading ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Book review

‘To Bed with Grand Music’ by Marghanita Laski – Book Review

This book is exactly why I love Persephone books. I knew absolutely nothing about either the author or the blurb before picking this up and so went into the read with zero preconceived ideas… AND I HAD A BLAST! This is set during WWII but is unlike any war novel I've ever read as it … Continue reading ‘To Bed with Grand Music’ by Marghanita Laski – Book Review

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger – Book Review

ReRead in 2017: I first read 'Catcher' about 20 years ago. I didn't know what it was about; I just knew that it was one of those modern classics that everyone should read. I never knew that it would become my book. The character of Holden Caulfield is one of the most polarising characters out … Continue reading ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger – Book Review