Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke My rating: 5 of 5 stars I began this novel with some trepidation, not being particularly keen on the fantasy genre. Yet, when I opened the book, it was to find that Piranesi begins with a quote from The Magician’s Nephew, one of my favourite childhood books (in many ways farContinue reading “Piranesi by Susanna Clarke”

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House by Cherie Jones

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones My rating: 5 of 5 stars How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House a tale told Lala’s grandmother, Wilma, early in the novel. It is a tale of two sisters. One ‘good’, one ‘bad’, and the consequences that result for the choices they make, whenContinue reading “How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House by Cherie Jones”

No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was somewhat of a tricky book to get into. The book is divided into two parts, largely consisting of short paragraphs, which sometimes do not gel together particularly well. I suspect that this was an attempt to mimic theContinue reading “No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood”