His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, is the second (and last) book shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker short-list that I’ve read, and while it is utterly different to Eileen, it’s left me with a similar aftertaste. I’m both impressed and disturbed. It’s so good in fact, that I honestly thought it was based on real historical events, I only know it isn’t because the Man Booker is a prize awarded for a novel. ………

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

I honestly don’t know if I enjoyed this book or not. I feel shaken and disturbed. “A lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction.” GoodReads. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh is such a clever and intense book. It begins in one manner and then turns ………

Where are you when inspiration strikes?

And what do you do? At the gym Sunday, I was peddling away on the exercise bike to an episode of Emma Gannon’s podcast when suddenly inspiration took me and I emailed myself an idea. However, when I sat at my computer Sunday evening to write it up I lacked the inspiration to do anything with the idea. I felt so full of creativity sat on that bike, but sat in bed now I feel ………

Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

There are so many people – especially young people – who really just blow me away with how together and talented they are. Even when that’s not necessarily the way they view themselves. I work with these people, I’m friends with these people, and I read memoirs/essay collections by these people. They are inspirational, and leave me feeling creative and inspired. Mara Wilson, along with Emma Gannon and Anna Kendrick (the best thing about November ………