Book Review: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Mirror, Shoulder, Signal is Dorthe Nors' fifth novel.  Translated from the Danish, this story follows a forty year old woman attempting to take control of her life Nors' protagonist, Sonja, seems to be reevaluating her life following a break up.  She wants so badly to pass her driving test … Continue reading Book Review: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

'They said I must die.  They said that I stole the breath from men, and now they must steal mine.' Hannah Kent's debut novel, Burial Rites, tells the true story of the last person executed in Iceland - Agnes.  Along with Sigga and Fridrik, Agnes was convicted of the murder of two men - Natan … Continue reading Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Book Review: The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

"Europe is moving, slowly, almost blindly, like a sleepwalker, towards catastrophe."  Tremain narrates the feeling of Europe during 1937 - but does this not tug at you just a little? This book first caught my eye when I saw it shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2016.  It is the first of Tremain's works I … Continue reading Book Review: The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

Book Review: Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Thank you to NetGalley and Faber and Faber for providing me with an early release of this book in exchange for an honest review. Welcome to Lagos is a novel centred around a cast of seven people who are thrown together in a fit of survival.  We join ex-soldiers having deserted the army having questioned … Continue reading Book Review: Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo