Bookworm and recent English Literature graduate reviewing the texts I have recently been reading.
Anything from post-modernist novels, to historical non-fiction and sport autobiographies.
Book recommendations and comments are welcome.
- Beryl Bainbridge, ‘The Bottle Factory Outing’, A Review
Packed into only 192 pages, The Bottle Factory Outing is a real gem of a novel. I actually […]
- Tom Holland, ‘Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom’ A Review
Millennium is Tom Holland’s panoramic journey through the two centuries either side of the year 1000. It is, in […]
- Tom Holland, ‘In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World’: A Review
With a cast of characters including communism preaching Persian mystics, pillar-topping stylites and warrior-scholars, it’s hard not to […]
- Reading Log
We are now three quarters of the way through the disaster that is 2020 – only three more […]
- Ian McEwan, ‘Machines Like Me’
I raced through Machines Like Me. The narrative was gripping and enriched by a sense of foreboding. It […]
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