my thoughts on… crudo by olivia laing

This was the first novel that I have read in a long time where I have put down the book and thought 'Wow. It was really really important that I read that.'  I sped through the pages, engrossed in Kathy Acker's world and fully captivated by the intensity of Laing's writing. The tone was just… Continue reading my thoughts on… crudo by olivia laing

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nineteen books I want to read in twenty nineteen

2018 has been the year of reading. I discovered my taste. Beautiful, brilliant books. Heartbreaking poems and shocking novels. Contemporary as well as some pretty ancient literature. I loved it all. I dived into Shakespeare and Milton and the Romantics and my head spun. Modernism became my calling and I absorbed T.S. Eliot and Katherine… Continue reading nineteen books I want to read in twenty nineteen

my thoughts on… atonement by ian mcewan

Atonement is undeniably my favourite novel and it has been for years. I know that quite a few people would disagree but, in my eyes, it is perfection and if you have not yet indulged in this tragic tale then I insist that you invest in a copy as soon as you possibly can. It… Continue reading my thoughts on… atonement by ian mcewan