Book Review

Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)

I was really surprised by this novel. Dracula is such an integral part of the Gothic literary canon (and the classic canon generally), so it’s been one of those books that I’ve felt I’ve already read. It was the first book that caught my eye when I visited my local library recently, and I’m very… Continue reading Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)

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Review: The Glorious Heresies, by Louise McInerney (2015)

The Glorious Heresies. Wow. What a novel! A few days after being so captivated by the story that I read the last 120 pages in 2 hours and I’m still in awe. No wonder it won the Bailey’s Prize last year! Set in contemporary Cork (Ireland), The Glorious Heresies pivots on the death of a… Continue reading Review: The Glorious Heresies, by Louise McInerney (2015)

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Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I love being an English Literature student for many reasons, but the main one is this: I get to read some truly fantastic literature that would not have crossed my path had I not been on this course. Americanah is the latest of these revelations. Since reading this novel, I have noticed how prominently Adichie's work… Continue reading Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier has been my favourite author since I read Rebecca 4 years ago. I think reading that novel is the way most people first encounter du Maurier's writing, and it should be. Nothing can ever prepare you for the power and magic contained in that first sentence. Since then, I've read most of her novels,… Continue reading Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier