Book reviews

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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The Veracity Challenge | A world of adjectives

I discovered this challenge on Erika’s blog and I found it really exciting and difficult. So I had to do it, naturally. Writing without adjectives is something I thought I’d be good at. I’m a journalist, I’ve written news before and that’s supposed to be only facts. But when you’re writing from your imagination and creating… Continue reading The Veracity Challenge | A world of adjectives