Review: The Water Cure

A dystopian novel likened to The Handmaid's Tale will set high expectations for any book, and the Man Booker nominated The Water Cure, is no exception. The book tells the tale of three sisters, whose parents have removed them from society to live on an island, where they must constantly undergo tests of 'survival' and … Continue reading Review: The Water Cure


Review: Washington Black

Esi Edugyan's epic historical adventure Washington Black is full of the unexpected, and a thought provoking exploration of race and freedom. George Washington Black is a slave on a plantation in Barbados. When he is recruited as the assistant of a white abolitionist he is caught up in events which put him in mortal danger … Continue reading Review: Washington Black

Review: Snap

Belinda Bauer's crime novel Snap was a somewhat surprise addition to this years Man Booker Longlist. It isn't often that genre books are nominated for the award however, this title must have found an advocate in lead Judge Val McDermid. Before the longlist was released McDermid described the book as 'The best crime novel I've … Continue reading Review: Snap