The Adversary by Emmanuel Carrère

Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. What makes a murderer? It is an endlessly fascinating subject we try to solve, try to find a way to give reason to the unreasonable. Analysis of true crime ranges from the engrossing to the dull and in the Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère takes on the story of Jean-Claude…

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The Lessons by Naomi Alderman

The Lessons by Naomi Alderman

I’m an anxious person. If there is something to worry about I’m there worrying about it. I’m currently worried that Federer both will and won’t win his match in the second round, I am nothing but contradictory. (By the time this post goes out I’m sure I’ll have some clarity.) So while I dive into…

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Stop right now, thank you very much…

…whether or not I need somebody with the human touch is none of your business. Spice Girls and my eternal loneliness aside, hello. Three packets of crisps and one diet coke later and that fifth gin last night is feeling more memory than physical, I’m finally feeling a desire to write. After a long period…

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first love by gwendoline riley

Review: First Love by Gwendoline Riley

First Love; the complexity, pain, failure, and abuse of love. A short novel, at 160 or so pages, when tense emotions ooze from the pages.   “A blistering account of a marriage in crisis and a portrait of a woman caught between withdrawal and self-assertion, depression and rage. Neve, the novel’s acutely intelligent narrator, is…

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