The Wall – John Lanchester

'No choice - everything about the wall means you have no choice.' As with most dystopias, Lanchester's The Wall is a grim reminder of what we're messing up now. In his version of the (presumably) near-future, Britain's coastline is now a huge concrete wall, a structure guarded night and day against attacked from The Others. … Continue reading The Wall – John Lanchester

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good – Helene Tursten (Translated by Marlaine Delargy)

I spotted this short story collection (and its sequel) over on @oldbookdreamer's Instagram page and loved the title. When my copy arrived, I was even more delighted by the size – it’s pleasingly small, like books were hundreds of years ago, and it’s a beautiful little hardback. And then there’s 88-year-old Maud, who I can’t … Continue reading An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good – Helene Tursten (Translated by Marlaine Delargy)