Ohh, she’s COMMUNIST communist – Reading Guns Under the Bed by Jody Forrester

USA. LBJ. LSD. We’re going back to the swinging 60s, except this time, McCarthyism is long gone so we’re joining a hierarchical communist revolutionary group, carrying ammunition and sticking it to the man, comrade. A few weeks ago, the lovely people at Odyssey Books sent me Jody Forrester’s new book, Guns Under the Bed, toContinue reading “Ohh, she’s COMMUNIST communist – Reading Guns Under the Bed by Jody Forrester”

Book Club Round 2 – Thoughts and Questions on Queenie

Poignant, important and an absolute laugh and a half; Candice Carty-William’s debut, Queenie, is a firecracker of a novel. Before I tell you why I loved Queenie so much, let’s start with a few questions to get the ball rolling: 1) We’re introduced to Queenie as she undergoes a sexual health checkup. What were yourContinue reading “Book Club Round 2 – Thoughts and Questions on Queenie”

Book Club Round 3 – Escapism

I, for one, am bored. Bored of corona, bored of flights being cancelled and bored of stressing out every time I clear my throat in public. If I hear the words ‘second wave’ being thrown around one more time, I will projectile vomit. So, I think what our book club needs in order to endContinue reading “Book Club Round 3 – Escapism”

Ancient Greeks, murderous geeks: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Are all Classics students this creepy? Donna Tartt’s international bestseller, The Secret History (1992), is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year. Maybe ever. I’ll try to summarise it but I doubt I’ll be able to do this novel justice: Steeped in ancient Greek allegory, The Secret History is a murder mysteryContinue reading “Ancient Greeks, murderous geeks: The Secret History by Donna Tartt”