The best way to start reading Zadie Smith is right at the beginning – at least that’s what critics believe – so I started on her first novel, ‘White Teeth’. What a giant and amazing beast it is. Continue reading
Night and Day does exactly what is says on the tin. Of course, being Woolf you expect some degree of romance, but this Edwardian novel centres on the differences, rather than the similarities, between its two protagonists.
It’s a tragedy when a young life is wasted – but it’s hard to feel sorry for Fitzgerald’s self-deluded, spoiled couple.
It’s the children’s classic I never read – and believe me, it is a lot more sinister when you read it the first time as a grown-up.
Hello steamy rain sex.
Austen’s short epistolary novel on a rich family and one scheming woman tries the ‘dangerous liasons’ style… and fails to hit the right notes.