I’ve successfully completed the second week of my free online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we examined characterisation.
Craig Larsen’s novel is a harrowing tale of survival in desperate circumstances. It will undoubtedly appeal to readers of gritty noir wartime thrillers.
Asymmetry is a story in which nothing and nobody is equal. It is inventive, compelling and altogether unforgettable. We should expect to hear a great deal more of its promising author over the coming months.
Writer, James Dixon, has created an offbeat protagonist in Willem Gyle.
Love is an intelligent, compassionate, if melancholy tale, which demonstrates what can happen if we become too internalised and fail to be mindful of those we love most.
I rather like Pompey Casmilus, the narrator of this slightly off-kilter stream of consciousness novel.
It is difficult to know how to define Life After Life, Kate Atkinson’s 2013 Costa Book Award winning novel.
The British poet, novelist and children’s writer, Helen Dunmore died of cancer at the age of 64 on 5th June 2017.
I must begin by confessing that I had never heard of Thomas Love Peacock or his 1818 novel Nightmare Abbey until seeing it included at No.9 on the Guardian’s list of 100 Best Novels.