“I feel like my brain is dying.” Like many graduates I was feeling a little cast adrift. I had no deadlines, no further reading to complete and, at present, no opportunities to use everything that I had learned over the course of my degree. And, once again, my partner's simple response was: “Start the blog.”… Continue reading What I Would Like To Happen…
To start with - I LOVE a retelling. Any twist on an old classic is always welcome on my book shelf. With this in mind, I thought that Louise O'Neill's The Surface Breaks was a sound bet for some page-turning. To top it all off, the other reviews and the blurb made it sound like… Continue reading Coasting the Surface in O’Neill’s ‘The Surface Breaks’
My Thoughts on In the Country of Last Things: Now this is a book which is close to my heart on a number of levels. It is the book which made me understand post-modernism for the first time (which I think many literature students will agree is a special thing in and of itself). It… Continue reading Auster and Throw-Away Culture: In the Country of Last Things.
I am always very excited whenever I get my hands on a book by China Miéville. As an author who is notorious for straddling and alternating genres, one never quite knows what they are going to get when they pick up one of his books. What you do know is that, either way, the narrative… Continue reading Social Invisibility In Miéville’s ‘The City & The City’.