Book reviews, Fantasy/sci fi, Literary fiction

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

The End We Start From might be a petite novella but it’s certainly not short on blistering prose and thought-provoking narrative. What’s it all about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days… Read More The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Book reviews, Comedy, Literary fiction

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

The Beautiful Bureaucrat has been described as funny, sad and scary. Book and Brew reviewer Marilyn Audsley got the task of checking out this intriguing text. Let’s see what she thought. What’s it all about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: If the job market hadn’t been so bleak during that long, humid summer, Josephine might… Read More The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

Book reviews, Comedy, Literary fiction

The Beast by Alexander Starritt

The Beast is a satirical dissection of Britain’s tabloid newspaper trade – and it’s not for the faint hearted. What’s it all about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: Jeremy Underwood is a long-suffering subeditor on The Daily Beast, Britain’s mightiest tabloid. Returning from holiday, he notices two burqa-clad figures lurking outside the paper’s Kensington offices.… Read More The Beast by Alexander Starritt

Book reviews, Comedy, Literary fiction

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Young Jane Young is a book about youth, reinvention and reputation in the digital age. I loved it so prepare for a gushing review! What’s it all about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida, makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss – who is beloved, admired,… Read More Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin