In this book review of Under The Net by Iris Murdoch, I’ll look at the Iris’ first novel and explain the somewhat meandering plot and the quirky characters that help give meaning to the fictional classic. Can Under the Net stand the test of time?
Asleep Banana Yoshimoto is a book that consists of three short stories, all following similar themes. A dreamy poetic feeling in sheer contrast to the bleak lives of our protagonists creates a fun world but is that enough?
This is my book haul for April, consisting of the books I bought on my recent trip. Usually, I’d only pick up two or three but this time I stumbled upon some great picks. Here’s what I picked up;
Between 1937 and 1941, Louis-Ferdinand Céline produced a collection of booklets made to look like regular paperback books. Inside were the harrowing descriptions of Jews living in France.
Last night I had the strangest dream. I was on a plane flying to Dublin (no clue why?) and Bono came and sat next to me.
This morning I rushed to the door to greet the postman. In his hand was two packages, both book shaped! I knew they were from my Reddit Secret Santa – Books 2018.
Ever noticed the themes running through Fight Club – the book? Ever wondered what they might mean? In this review of Chuck Palahniuk’s first book, I’ll review these key premises and show you why there is more below the surface of fighting and anarchism.
Now considered a Classic of American Literature and, in addition to its critical acclaim, John Fante’s Ask the Dust is a bestseller throughout the US and Europe. But what is it that makes this book so well received in our modern-era compared to its first release, back in 1939?
Pale Fire is an innovative book that has changed literature in many ways, none more so than the use of character commentary and interpretation.
Over the years a lots been said about Portnoy’s Complaint; it’s over-sexualisation, its use of Jewish stereotypes, or just its candid nature in general.
I nestled down into my seat, took a deep breath and opened my brand new, hardback book – In hindsight a little excessive for a book so short but I was keen if nothing else.