Category Archives: Costa Prize

Unappealing and Unlovable: Why ‘Things We Have in Common’ was one of the top debut novels of 2015

I was torn as to whether to write about this novel or not.  I really try to keep with my ‘recommend rather than review’ aims for this blog which means that, outside of stated projects, I’m only writing about novels … Continue reading

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Two Gothic reads for this winter: ‘The Loney’ by Andrew Michael Hurley (2015) and ‘The Quick’ by Lauren Owen (2014)

As we hit the winter solstice I feel there are two possible reading responses.  You can try escapism, reading about hot weather and endless summer days, or you can embrace the bleakness and go Gothic.  For me, it’s never really … Continue reading

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