This book is great for any reader looking for short, sharp reads that are wonderfully written.29 March 2016
Part tour diary, part extended poem, part fictional prose, The Sick Bag Song is a dark, swirling epic.1 March 2016
Yann Martel’s most recent work proves as anticlimactic and flat as the eponymous mountains themselves.13 February 2016
Reading Kirsty Eager’s Summer Skin is like having a drunken conversation with another girl in the bathroom of a nightclub.20 January 2016
Confession time: The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and his Ex by Gabrielle Williams is the first YA book I’ve reviewed for this column that I have not previously read as a kid or a teenager.19 August 2015
There’s something oddly comforting about A Series of Unfortunate Events, despite the inherently depressing narrative.3 July 2015
While Saga is a serious story, it never seems to take itself seriously, and its characters are never overburdened with the humourless gravitas that fills the pages of so many high fantasy books.