Review: Dubliners

Dubliners by James Joyce This is the first James Joyce book I’ve ever read. Sometimes, when you pick up a book that comes with such a legacy, a daunting feeling creeps over you – maybe you won’t see what the fuss is about, or the writing style just won’t make it an enjoyable read – […]

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Review: The Travelling Bag

As a big fan of The Woman in Black, Susan Hill’s iconic ghost story from 1983, I was instantly drawn to this new collection of four short ghost stories by the same author, and fully expected to love them, however, I didn’t. Before I go on, here is a little synopsis of each, with their […]

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Review: The Strange Library

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami Opening sentence: “The library was even more hushed than usual.” I am big fan of Haruki Murakami and his fantastical, eloquent storytelling that sucks you straight in – no matter how unexpected the narrative becomes. With this beautifully presented short story (it is a literal lunch-hour read) he gives […]

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