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Asking for it by Louise O’Neill | Book review

Content warning: rape I just finished Asking for it by Louise O’Neill and I’m broken. I’m shattered in a million pieces and I don’t know if this is the right time to try to write something relevant, but I’ll try. Asking for it is the story of Emma O’Donovan, a teenager who finds herself on her… Continue reading Asking for it by Louise O’Neill | Book review

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Seconds of pleasure by Neil LaBute | Book review

In Bristol there’s a really gorgeous place which everyone should visit if you find yourself in the city. It’s really easy to find, you just go up from the famous harbourside, follow the main road to a hilly, always busy street, to the infamous Clifton. This road is called Park Street and it’s a great… Continue reading Seconds of pleasure by Neil LaBute | Book review

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Girl 4 by Will Carver | Book review

Let’s talk about crime, baby! It’s been a while since I read a thriller/mystery/crime book and I forgot a little bit how much I enjoy them. When you start reading a bit more, it seems popular fiction gets forgotten or readers are either really into literature or only reading pop fiction. It’s a shame, as… Continue reading Girl 4 by Will Carver | Book review

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The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan | Book review

 The comfort of strangers by Ian McEwan is labelled as a thriller, with mystery sprinkled in and described as the story of a couple who “meet a man with a disturbing story to tell” as they end up in his “fantasy of violence and obsession”. Now, I have no objections to books which are gorry… Continue reading The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan | Book review

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Us, by David Nicholls | Book review

‘I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.’ ‘Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?’” This quote convinced me to pick up Us by David Nicholls. Maybe I’m a bit cookey, maybe it’s not going to persuade anyone else, but I think… Continue reading Us, by David Nicholls | Book review

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Landline, by Rainbow Rowell | Book review

Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other. I picked up Landline, by Rainbow Rowell because it sounded like a great pick me up book and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a funny contemporary read, easy to go through and a great… Continue reading Landline, by Rainbow Rowell | Book review