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”

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”

Book Review: Christina Dalcher // Q

My rating: I couldn’t put VOX down so when I saw Christina Dalcher had written Q it was a must-read! Do I think these books are the next classics, no! The writing is a little awkward with too many inspirational-like quotes. However, sometimes you just need a strongly feminist novel that lets you be angry at men for aContinue reading “Book Review: Christina Dalcher // Q”

Book Review: Christy Lefteri // The Beekeeper of Aleppo

My rating: Chrisy Lefteri’s The Beekeeper of Aleppo is everywhere! And with the release of her latest book Songbirds, I thought it was time to finally see what all the reviews were about. The novel predominantly follows Nuri and Afra, husband and wife, as they travel to England in an attempt to seek asylum. They were livingContinue reading “Book Review: Christy Lefteri // The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

Book Review: Lucy Foley // The Guest List

My rating: I’m not quite sure why The Hunting Party is called The Hunting Party but besides the title, it was an okay book. Foley seems to have an odd structure to her novels. I looked through The Guest List and it seemed to have multiple perspectives with time jumps from before and after the murder. I usually quite enjoy differentContinue reading “Book Review: Lucy Foley // The Guest List”