Inspiring Older Readers
Go set a Watchman posted on 30 Aug 2015
It has been difficult not to look at any of the countless reviews of this book so that I could read it with a fresh eye....
Paris Trout posted on 16 Aug 2015
Published in 1988, Pete Dexter's Paris Trout is most frequently described as a study of 1950s Deep South bigotry ...
Hear the Wind Sing / Pinball posted on 14 Aug 2015
In all honesty, there isn't a great deal to say about these two novellas packaged together...
A Capful O' Nails posted on 11 Aug 2015
Lost and forgotten books are frequently lost or forgotten for very good reasons....
A Whiff of Burnt Boats posted on 06 Aug 2015
I’d be willing to bet that not too many people outside of a small group of children’s literature aficionados
The Sound of One Hand Clapping posted on 04 Aug 2015
The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan This is a big-hearted novel, packed full of good intentions.
Crystal Spirit posted on 02 Aug 2015
Crystal Spirit by Roger Granelli It’s not really surprising to find that a novel about International Brigade volunteers in the Spanish Civil War is...
A Dangerous Game posted on 02 Aug 2015
A Dangerous Game by Friedrich Dürrenmatt Dürrenmatt is one of those authors who I’ve been aware of since my university days but who I have never read
Living posted on 01 Aug 2015
I’m fascinated by the way in which some authors become famous and feted while others, just as skilful and just as compelling,...
The Children Act posted on 31 Jul 2015
Ethical dilemmas dominate in Ian McEwan’s latest novel, 'The Children Act' How does a judge in the Family Division of the High Court protect the interests.