This Ragged, Wastrel Thing by Tomas Marcantonio

It has been a little while since my last review. With the world around us crazier than ever, reading has become much more difficult for me than usual. The only book I have managed to finish in the last two weeks was too boring to consider reviewing (a review in and of itself). Then, however, … Continue reading This Ragged, Wastrel Thing by Tomas Marcantonio

Q & A with Linda Mannheim

Earlier this year I read the astounding This Way to Departures. I absolutely loved the short story collection (you can read my review here: https://fallenfigsbookblog.com/2020/03/26/this-way-to-departures-by-linda-mannheim/ ) Now I have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to ask the author, Linda Mannheim, some questions about the collection! 1.      An eclectic mixture of locations and … Continue reading Q & A with Linda Mannheim

Circe by Madeline Miller

What’s it about? “In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, … Continue reading Circe by Madeline Miller

Pine by Francine Toon

Pine, Francine Toon’s debut novel, feels like the perfect book for the stormy February we have endured. I read the book over the weekend in which Storm Ciara struck the UK and it completely and utterly absorbed my attention. The novel tells the story of Lauren, a young girl living in the Scottish Highlands with … Continue reading Pine by Francine Toon

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such A Fun Age tells the story of a young black woman named Emira, who works as a babysitter for Alix, a feminist blogger. After an incident in Alix’s house, Emira is called and begged to occupy Alix’s daughter, Briar, while the police come to deal with the situation. Despite being out for her friend’s … Continue reading Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

salt slow by Julia Armfield

‘salt slow’ is the debut collection from Julia Armfield. In this review, I will be touching upon each story, before giving my overall impression of the collection. You might enjoy short story collections by reading the stories at random or reading them in order but either way this review should have what you are looking … Continue reading salt slow by Julia Armfield

Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

In Borne, Jeff Vandermeer, the author who brought us the superb Southern Reach trilogy, once again explores the power and wonder of nature through a mind-bending, thrilling tale. Borne tells the story of main character Rachel and her struggle to survive in a dystopian world ravaged by ‘The Company’ and the skyscraper-sized bear they created, … Continue reading Borne by Jeff Vandermeer