The novel is brimming with taboo images of the sexually repressed Victorian period.
To add to the stress of a human-vampire relationship and the perils that befall it, there is a murderer on the loose and his pattern is “fang-bangers”
Everything you would expect to find in an early piece of Gothic writing is there
A blend of comedy, romance, thrilling swordfights and contemporary horror
Is this what authors now think we want to read/hear? I sincerely hope not because the only word I have been able to think of to describe it is “tosh”.
The title of Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth comes from the protagonist’s “auditory-gustatory” synaesthesia, a rare condition that causes Linda Hammerick to literally taste the words she hears.
Kiran Desai’s 2006 award winning novel The Inheritance of Loss
Not one for the fainthearted, Yoko Ogawa explores exploitative sexual politics and power relations in her newest novel Hotel Iris.
It has been eight years since Life of Pi was published to international critical acclaim, and won the 2002 Man Booker Prize.
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Cooper’s Jump!, pulls to the front of the reader’s mind the likes of Francis Drake and Julian Fellowes, as she creates a world revolving around equine activity and class-climbers.
This is certainly not an emotionally uplifting read, yet Atwood’s tale will leave you contemplating whether aspects of Gilead already exist in our modern society?