Book reviews, Crime/mystery/noir, Historic, Literary fiction, Man Booker Prize

His Bloody Project: book club’s verdict

As you’ll know by now (cos we keep shouting about it!), the Book and Brew book club is an official shadow judging group for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Fancy, eh? We were given His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet to read. It’s had a lot of buzz since the shortlist was announced – it’s the… Read More His Bloody Project: book club’s verdict

Book reviews, Historic, Literary fiction, Man Booker Prize

Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing

This review of Do Not Say We Have Nothing was provided by Claire O’Sullivan of the Blackwell’s Newcastle book club, who reviewed all of the titles on this year’s Man Booker Prize longlist. *** Marie, also known as Jian Li-ling, is a ten-year-old Chinese girl living with her mother in Vancouver, Canada. Into her home arrives Ai-Ming,… Read More Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Book reviews, Historic, Literary fiction, Man Booker Prize

Review: Work Like Any Other

I was asked to review Work Like Any Other for the lovely Blackwell’s Newcastle book club, who reviewed all of the titles on this year’s Man Booker Prize longlist. *** Virginia Reeves’ debut novel Work Like Any Other is about intentions and consequences. Roscoe, an electrician, builds transformers on the farm he inherits from his father-in-law with… Read More Review: Work Like Any Other