I like to class this novel as revision. The A-Level klaxon is blaring, and reality (in terms of the grades my firm university choice requires) is hitting me repeatedly over the back of the head. Aside from the facts that George Saunders is a masterful writer, that this won the Man Booker, and that the… Read More Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I’d always known Trainspotting as one of those books which I should read, but had not the time or inclination to. It’s not in our school library – copious amounts of drugs, alcohol, and swearing isn’t the vibe that my Catholic school is aiming for – and I always chose to buy other books instead of it.… Read More CR: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
W.H. Auden is great for heartbreak. Pathetic, I know – I am too acutely aware of my own cynicism, my own failures. I should have listened to the Love Through the Ages AQA poetry anthology more. True love doesn’t exist, but boys who really know how to fuck up do. And that’s enough insight into my personal life, because I’m… Read More crying? W.H. Auden.