REVIEW: Love, in Theory by Elodie Cheesman

In brief: Romy is a big believer in data. So when she finds she’s at the best point in her life to settle down, she’s going to find someone suitable and dependable. Love can come later. The good: It’s fun and refreshing. The not-so-good: Romy leads a pretty privileged life. Why I chose it: Thanks... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

In brief: Eyes is being bullied at school because of his lazy eyes. Kojima is also being bullied, so when she suggests that they become friends, it sounds like a good idea. The good: Kawakami manages to convey so much through just a sentence or two. The not-so-good: The bullying is brutally described. Why I... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 6/7/20

We've been doing our spring cleaning a little early here, despite apparently being in the depths of winter! Stuff is everywhere, including books. That doesn't stop me adding to the pile though – If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin (available 14th July) arrived from Pan Macmillan. Constance develops an infatuation with a colleague,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

In brief: Natsuko and her sister didn't have it easy growing up. Now she's a writer in Tokyo and Makiko is a single mother who wants breast implants. Fast forward ten years and Natsuko has some equally difficult decisions to make about life… The good: More light hearted at times than other Japanese fiction I've... Continue Reading →

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