• 29 January 2021

    To say nothing of the dog

    Three Men in a Boat is funny and self-deprecating. I’ve owned the book for decades but I was inspired to listen this time after hearing it quote...
  • 23 October 2020

    The importance of being slender

    The importance of being ‘slender’ in 1940s Britain isn’t truly revealed until disaster strikes near the end of this novella, set bet...
  • 27 September 2020

    Supermarket

    Found this a bit of a chore. It felt quite tricksy and self-regarding and the big reveal wasn’t nearly as surprising as I believe the author int...
  • 16 June 2020

    Not so Normal People

    Normal People is a modern-day fairy tale, with all of the stereotypes and none of the charm such fantasies allow us. Repetitive and slightly uncomfort...
  • 25 May 2020

    I is for egotist

    I’ve read and enjoyed a number of Martin Amis’s books, but I’ve had to force myself to stay with this one. You can never fault Amis&...

To say nothing of the dog

Three Men in a Boat is funny and self-deprecating. I’ve owned the book for decades but I was inspired to listen this time after hearing it quoted during a funeral….

The importance of being slender

The importance of being ‘slender’ in 1940s Britain isn’t truly revealed until disaster strikes near the end of this novella, set between VE Day and VJ Day. Apparently quite whimsical…

Supermarket

Found this a bit of a chore. It felt quite tricksy and self-regarding and the big reveal wasn’t nearly as surprising as I believe the author intended because it was…

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