Category: Review

19. ‘Footnotes in Gaza’ by Joe Sacco

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long into the year to read a graphic novel! And I haven’t started with a light one, either. Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco is a beast of a book, and it’s… Read More

18. ‘Vernon God Little’ by DBC Pierre

Vernon God Little is my housemate’s favourite book and he’s been waiting for someone else to read it for forever, plus it’s been on my shelves for who knows how many years, so at last I obliged! This book, according… Read More

17. ‘The Psychopath Test’ by Jon Ronson

What is a psychopath? Is it someone cold and unfeeling? Is it someone who can hurt or kill without emotion? Or is it a convenient label for people who society judges by the most extreme parts of their… Read More

16. ‘The Dumb House’ by John Burnside

I am writing this review of John Burnside’s The Dumb House a mere hour after finishing the book. Usually I leave myself a little longer to let things percolate (at least a few days), but a) I’m running out… Read More

15. ‘On Tyranny’ by Timothy Snyder

I downloaded On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century immediately after watching this video, so I recommend you watch it too if you want to be totally convinced to read this powerful and informative book. On Tyranny looks… Read More