The Thing Around Your Neck (and other short stories) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

In this post I am reviewing Adichie’s short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck and also other short stories written by her that I have read online. The Thing Around Your Neck Blurb from Goodreads The stories in this collection from Orange-Prize winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie straddle the cultures of Nigeria and the West. … Continue reading The Thing Around Your Neck (and other short stories) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

‘Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather’ by Gao Xingjian – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Written between 1983 and 1990, these translated stories take as their themes the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory. In "The Temple" the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the "delirious happiness" of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp" a man … Continue reading ‘Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather’ by Gao Xingjian – Book Review

‘Tangleweed and Brine’ by Deirdre Sullivan – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Tangled tales of earth, salty tales of water Bewitched retellings of thirteen classic fairy-tales with brave and resilient heroines. Tales of blood and intrigue, betrayal and enchantment from a leading Irish YA author. My Review Tangleweed and Brine is without a doubt the best YA short story collection I have ever read. … Continue reading ‘Tangleweed and Brine’ by Deirdre Sullivan – Book Review