The Wall by John Lanchester

John Lanchester's The Wall was announced as one of the Booker Dozen (thirteen novels on the longlist) in July 2019. It's not the only dystopian novel on the list with the hotly awaited follow up to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale making the longlist months before its publication. While Atwood's Handmaid novels deal with the … Continue reading The Wall by John Lanchester

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

"I'm not telling you a story so much as a shipwreck - the pieces floating, finally legible." (190) I had this book on order from my local library for weeks before I could get my hands on it and so I'd read some reviews and my expectations were mixed. I'd read Night Sky with Exit … Continue reading On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong