The plot of this book is a hundred miles an hour! I stayed up until 2am dying to know what would happen next.
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.