It's Friday! Thank goodness for that. Here's a quick look at what I've been enjoying this week.
She’s the poet off-of Instagram. Yes, she has ‘followers’ and gets loads of ‘likes’. Poetic-snobs nation-wide want to hate her particular brand of social-media-friendly verse. But, care to admit it or not, Rupi Kaur’s new collection of poetry is beautifully understated, uncomplicated and accessible - what can be so wrong with that? Rupi lyricises about… Continue reading Review: the sun and her flowers, by Rupi Kaur
The Power, by Naomi Alderman, is a science fiction novel that depicts a world where women are supreme. Suddenly, the whole female population is convulsing with power. Unexpectedly, women discover that their bodies can inflict electrifying pain with just one touch. The story opens with a letter from a Mr Neil Adam Arman, from the… Continue reading Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman
Normally, I know where I stand with a novel. I know how to feel, I know what to think. But, Eleanor Opliphant is Completely Fine threw me through a loop. This book is funny, sad, unnerving and heart-warming all at the same time. It’s the best of human kindness and the depths of personal suffering…in under 400 pages.
The word Commonwealth is charged. It can mean an independent state or community, or it can mean the common good. In Ann Patchett's latest novel, the term commonwealth has a wealth of meaning. Themes of fraternity, fate, and fatality converge in this spectacular novel, leaving readers to question what it means to be a family without common ground.