Rather like the many debates around Brexit mentioned in this unusual love story, when trying to decide if I enjoyed this book or not, I find myself sitting very much on the fence.
Despite being stereotyped as ‘loud’, Black women are still statistically the most invisible, overlooked people in modern society. This is a collection of 20 short essays written by young British Black women; incredible authors, artists, writers and public figures, sharing their unique thoughts and experiences. Writers include gay and trans Black women, which I feel […]
Well, I usually review books straight after I’ve finished them, but with this one I had to leave my mind ticking over for 24 hours, to make absolutely sure. And, yep: this is, hands down, my new favourite book. Not just of the year, but of all time. And that’s high praise indeed (if I […]
Hmm, a very painful and slow read for me. Not just because of the detailed gruesome hospital events, that was expected, but because of how cold the main character Sinéad was.
I must admit, I enjoyed Sheila Heti’s introduction even more than Woolf’s essay itself, so I highly recommend reading this marvellous match! I very much enjoyed the irony where Woolf critiqued the art of critiquing writing.
Set over a single year – yet some of the most compulsive reading I’ve ever experienced! Such delicious descriptions and metaphors in here, I have major writer’s envy!!
Thank you James King for writing my new bible. These are words to live by. I couldn’t put it down. And the book is beautifully segregated into short sections so you can revisit it as often as you need to!
This was a very slow burner for me. I feel like it needed some kind of big hook because it didn’t draw me in at all and I struggled to find the enthusiasm to move forward.
My absolute favourite thing about this book is how it’s written. It’s different from anything I’ve ever read before. It really pulls you in. Written as a constant stream of consciousness; it’s like poetry interwoven with gripping dialogue.