Monday, 9 May 2022

Eight Book Reviews


As we approach the summer, here are some of my book reviews to help you find something new to read, or an old favourite to return to.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Dystopian novels are popular now and a lot of them have been published in the last few years, but this is one of the early ones of the genre and is still disturbingly original.

Faggots by Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer’s novel, first published in 1978 and is still controversial today.

Living Confidently with HIV by Liz Shaw

Self-help books continue to be popular, but this one is original and very informative.

Living Upstairs by Joseph Hansen

This novel is set in 1940s Hollywood, but it is about the people who never populated the Hollywood films of the time.

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

This is Carrie Fisher’s insider novel about the ups and many downs of surviving and working in Hollywood.

Somewhere This Way

An anthology of new short stories. 

The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge’s novel of unhappiness and repressed passions in war time Liverpool. 

True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14¼ by Sue Townsend

Here Sue Townsend’s unique comic eye turned on the lost diaries of Margaret Hilda Roberts, long before she married Denis Thatcher.

Happy reading


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