The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I reread Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale earlier this year and my goodness, it felt more pertinent and devastating this time around. It is brilliant. Beautifully written. A powerful and painful experience that I highly recommend. I first read The Handmaid’s Tale – ooh, what? – almost 20 years ago. It was one of the […]

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders

George Saunders is one of those authors I’ve heard other people rave about for years but never read myself. After rewatching his brilliant advice on storytelling, I decided to give him a go. Drawn in by the amazing cover and title, I chose a single short story aimed at both young readers and adults: The […]

The $100 Startup

I’m trying to make sure I read more in 2017. One way of doing that is to share some short thoughts about the books I get through here on the site. Let’s get cracking. The $100 Startup is both a book and the kind of thing that sounds really rather appealing. Lots of people want […]