Tag: 2012

53. ‘May Day’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Book: The story opens with two college friends – Gordon Sterrett and Philip Dean – reunited after years apart. Since they knew each other, their fortunes have gone in very different directions: Sterrett is down on his …

52. ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’ by Herman Melville

The Book: [CONTAINS SPOILERS] This story is narrated in the first person, by a lawyer who once met a strange man called Bartleby. On the one hand, the narrator and the reader are quite close, as if they’re …

51. ‘The Brilliant Women Collection’ by Eve Merrier

The Book: Role models. There are thousands upon thousands of women out there, splashed across magazines, catwalks and screens, that girls look up to, particularly pop stars, actresses and models. But with all the glitz and glam of …

49. ‘Burning Your Boats’ by Angela Carter

The Book: I had never read anything by Angela Carter before this collection, so I didn’t really know what to expect, although I had heard many good things. A month or so into reading this collection, I went …

48. ‘The Chemickal Marriage’ by G.W. Dahlquist

The Book: [CONTAINS SPOILERS] This was the year that I started and finished GW Dahlquist’s epic trilogy. The books are sizeable, the story is long and complicated, and I’m heartily glad I read it. ‘The Chemickal Marriage’ – …