Genre: Literary

This Is How We Are Human by Louise Beech

This Is How We Are Human by Louise Beech

*deep breath* Sigh. How can I describe a book as stunningly beautiful as This Is How We Are Human? How do I summarise, without resorting to superfluous language, the complex relationships of its main characters? Can I do this novel justice without writing an opus of my own? The honest answer is – I don’t […]

Posted June 24, 2021 by Kate in review, tour / 0 Comments
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The Weak Spot by Lucie Elven

The Weak Spot by Lucie Elven

Life in a provisional European town is brought to life in all it’s glory in this debut novel from Lucie Elven: ‘The Weak Spot’. An unnamed individual arrives in an unnamed village to begin their new role as assistant to the town’s influential pharmacist, August Malone. His role in administering drugs is just a small […]

Posted February 9, 2021 by Kate in review / 0 Comments
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The Dog Who Dared To Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

The Dog Who Dared To Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

Animal stories. Often, they can be manipulative, saccharine over-doses that pander to our soft side, parables of modern-times wrapped up in a fluffy anthropomorphic shell, but rarely are they honest in their depiction of animal life. Sun-mi Hwang’s ‘The Dog Who Dared To Dream‘ allows us to go beyond this over-used trope and into a […]

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kate in review, tour / 1 Comment
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Soft In The Head by Marie-Sabine Roger

Soft In The Head by Marie-Sabine Roger

Sometimes, it takes a special someone to help us discover our true selves. When it’s done through a love of knowledge, and books, it’s even better. Soft in the head, but strong in the heart, Germain seems happy with his lot. His days are an endless array of drinking with his friends, casual sex with […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Kate in review / 0 Comments
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