Tag: crime

21. ‘Alias Grace’ by Margaret Atwood

I chose to read Alias Grace partly because I wanted to read the book before I watched the TV show, and partly because I wanted a big, already battered book to take with me to the Hay Festival. It turned… Read More

10. ‘The City and the City’ by China Miéville

Usually the words ‘police procedural’ would be enough to put me right off a book, but the sci-fi concept of China Miéville’s The City and the City was enough to sell it to me anyway. I’m really glad it… Read More

Gender-swapped covers

They say ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, but everybody does. In fact, that’s what book covers are for: to give you an idea about what’s inside so you can decide whether you want to read it. I… Read More

39. ‘Arcadia’ by Iain Pears

Have you ever read a book that came so highly recommended it couldn’t possibly live up to the idea you had of it in your head? Yeh, that was Arcadia for me. Arcadia is set across multiple times and… Read More

Q&A with Liz Nugent (BLOG TOUR)

You may remember that a couple of years ago I read (and loved!) Unravelling Oliver, Liz Nugent’s debut novel, published by Penguin. Well, Liz is back with her second book, Lying in Wait, and it’s a dark, thrilling adventure with… Read More