Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

To my shame, this is the first of Evaristo’s novels that I’ve read. It won’t be the last, however. I’m sometimes cautious about Booker winners – I fear that they’ll be a bit worthy (and this is coming from someone who tries to read the shortlist every year). I think I’ve been scarred by one … Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

Warning – contains spoilers… My relief at the fact that this is bloody good is immense. I’d disliked Oryx and Crake – and let’s not talk about The Year of the Flood – and I’d feared that she might go too far down that sort of route again. But, no. This is Gilead as we … Continue reading The Testaments – Margaret Atwood