Tag: michel faber

29. ‘Under the Skin’ by Michel Faber

There’s a story behind how I came to read Under the Skin. I mean, I was always going to, but there’s a story behind how I came to read it now. It happened because Michel Faber emailed me…. Read More

55. ‘The Fahrenheit Twins’ by Michel Faber

Michel Faber: I’ve read some of his novels, I’ve read his poetry, and now in The Fahrenheit Twins I’ve read a collection of his short stories. A missing man wanders the streets with his life history written on his shirt…. Read More

Death and madness in small packages

This week I’m reviewing two shorter books – a collection of poetry, and a (very tiny) collection of short stories. Although these books at first seem very different (one is poetry by a 21st-century man and the other… Read More

6. ‘The Crimson Petal and the White’ by Michel Faber

London in the 1850s. On one side of the coin, poverty-stricken prostitutes and brothel-owners attempt to scrape a living in the city’s filthy back streets. On the other, the rich float from grand house to noble soirée. Most… Read More

38. ‘The Book of Strange New Things’ by Michel Faber

OK guys, be patient with me, I have to try and write this review without crying. It’ll be hard, because The Book of Strange New Things is so utterly brilliant that it broke my heart. Peter is a Christian missionary… Read More