Book Review: Colson Whitehead // The Underground Railroad

My rating: Reading this book felt like a bunch of disconnected train tracks. I had no idea what was going on and who the characters were. The writing was promising and the content so important but Colson Whitehead failed to make a coherent narrative in The Underground Railroad. The main protagonist is Cora, a young slaveContinue reading “Book Review: Colson Whitehead // The Underground Railroad”

Book Review: Anne Brontë // Agnes Grey

My rating: Sometimes I don’t see the point in reviewing classics but a contemporary perspective is always useful. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë contains very similar themes to her sisters. Nonetheless, her penmanship is enticing and unique. Agnes Grey is the title character and narrator. Her father becomes depressed and she wants to help out financially. She usesContinue reading “Book Review: Anne Brontë // Agnes Grey”

Book Review: Margaret Atwood // Two Scorched Men

My rating: Sometimes it’s difficult to give a short story more than three stars. The ideas are not expounded upon as much and it takes days for the full effect of the words to hit you. So for now Two Scorched Men, Margaret Atwood’s latest novella available on Scribd, is a three-star read. When Atwood released thisContinue reading “Book Review: Margaret Atwood // Two Scorched Men”

Book Review: Seamus Heaney // The Burial of Thebes

My rating: I have read a plethora of Sophocles Antigone retellings now and I welcome more! Seamus Heaney’s Burial of Thebes, a retelling of the original in verse almost seemed like it could have been the original — and perhaps better! Antigone is an Ancient Tragedy that focuses on young Antigone who wishes to bury her brother despite KingContinue reading “Book Review: Seamus Heaney // The Burial of Thebes”

Song Review: Luke Hemmings // Place in Me

“Place In Me” is Luke Hemming’s third and probably final single before the release of his debut album “When Facing the Things We Turn Away From”. Unlike his previous two single “Starting Line” and “Motion” this song focuses on how his past actions have affected other people rather than himself. Hemming’s is slowing down here.Continue reading “Song Review: Luke Hemmings // Place in Me”

Book Review: Kazuo Ishiguro // When We Were Orphans

My rating: Kazuo Ishiguro never fails in making you scared out of your mind about the reliability of your memory! He’s like a modern-day Descartes! When We Were Orphans on the surface is a historical detective novel but between the pages deals heavily with memory, nostalgia and belonging. Ishiguro’s novel jumps around in time. From the ’30sContinue reading “Book Review: Kazuo Ishiguro // When We Were Orphans”

Book Review: Orhan Pamuk // Silent House

My rating: Silent House is the third novel I’ve read by Orhan Pamuk and only now do I feel I can write a review on a literary genius. Snow and My Name is Red were ineffable. I could not find the words to describe truly how beautiful and insightful those novels were. Silent House however falls short of five stars and nowContinue reading “Book Review: Orhan Pamuk // Silent House”

Song Review: Luke Hemmings // Motion

With the release of ‘Motion’, the second single of Luke Hemming’s debut solo album ‘When Facing the things We Turn Away From’, the story is settling into place. This is not going to be an album with bops that juxtapose each other but a smooth narrative that follows Hemming’s attempt to find stability. There isContinue reading “Song Review: Luke Hemmings // Motion”

Book Review: Margaret Atwood // Life Before Man

My rating: Yes, I am reviewing another Margaret Atwood but I feel that never-ending praise spools out of me every time I pick up one of her works. And although I have only given Life Before Man three stars it is still an incredibly important and fundamental piece of feminist literature. (However Atwood herself never claims herContinue reading “Book Review: Margaret Atwood // Life Before Man”