Category: Review

7. ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ by Raymond Carver

Before What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, I don’t think I’d ever read a single Raymond Carver short story. And that’s ridiculous, because there’s so much about Carver’s style that so obviously appeals to me. The… Read More

6. ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four has had a resurgence in popularity recently, thanks largely to scandals associated with the Trump presidency. A couple of weeks ago the novel, first published in 1949, hit the top of Amazon’s book bestseller list, and… Read More

February writing update

In my resolutions post a few weeks ago, I talked about my main resolution for this year: to write a novel. In order to keep myself accountable, I’m going to be posting monthly writing updates on here, and… Read More

5. ‘The Paper Menagerie’ by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie is a collection of sci-fi/fantasy short stories by prizewinner Ken Liu. I’ve already talked about this book, about a week ago when the first couple of stories blew my mind so hard I had to stop… Read More

4. ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ by Timothy Ferriss

I read The 4-Hour Work Week out of the library because one of my clients – a self-confessed workaholic – recommended it. I was not expecting such an emotional rollercoaster! After several failed jobs, Timothy Ferriss started a health… Read More