What is a novel?: Crudo by Olivia Laing

Title: Crudo Author: Olivia Laing Year published: 2018 Publisher: Picador Genre: Honestly, who knows. Autofiction? Should you read this? Um... I was drawn to the bloody meat on Crudo’s cover the way that you can’t look help but crane your neck when you drive past a motorway accident. Maybe it was morbid fascination that made … Continue reading What is a novel?: Crudo by Olivia Laing

What is an ‘easy read’?: The Reinvention of Martha Ross by Charlene Allcott

Title: The Reinvention of Martha Ross Author: Charlene Allcott Year published: 2018 Publisher: Bantam Press Genre: Contemporary romance Should you read this? Maybe, if you want a comfort read. After leaving her crappy marriage, Martha Ross is in a pickle. She has chronically low self-confidence, but with this break-up she decides it’s time to become the woman she … Continue reading What is an ‘easy read’?: The Reinvention of Martha Ross by Charlene Allcott