Book review: The Vegetarian Han Kang

Synopsis Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where …

Book review: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Synopsis In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' that led to this book. …

3 mini reviews – Fight Club, The Water Cure & How To Argue With a Racist

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh ⠀ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was more of a literary cult novel than a feminist dystopia (as it was marketed as), but that suited me just fine! The writing in this one is really beautiful, without it being too wishy-washy like some literary fiction can be. It was easy to understand …