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

Book reviews, Literary fiction

Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell

Three-Martini Lunch is a story about identity, truth and finding yourself – set against the seemingly glamorous backdrop of the publishing world in 1950s New York. What’s it all about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: New York, 1958. Cliff Nelson, the privileged son of a New York publisher, is slumming it around Greenwich Village, enjoying booze,… Read More Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell

Book reviews, Ghost/gothic, Literary fiction

The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

The Upstairs Room is a tense, gripping thriller that will have you hiding under a blanket by chapter two. What’s it about?  Here’s the blurb from the publisher: Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks… Read More The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

Monthly round ups

June round up

It’s been a little quieter on Book and Brew in June. That’s because I got hitched and had a wonderful two weeks off in Marrakech. However, I still managed to serve up a tasty menu of guest posts, book reviews and other bookish musings to keep you going through June. Let’s check them out. Other… Read More June round up