Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

Milkman by Anna BurnsI’m much too weedy to climb an actual mountain, so Milkman became my Everest. Sometimes it was slow going and exhausting, occasionally I needed a restorative cup of tea, but every second was an amazing experience.

It starts with one of the most attention-grabbing sentences I’ve ever read: “The day Somebody McSomebody put a gun to my breast and called me a cat and threatened to shoot me was the same day the milkman died.”

From that point, I was gripped. Continue reading “Review: Milkman by Anna Burns”

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesLRMy favourite novels grab me and suck me in. For the length of the story I live, laugh and cry with the characters. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is one of these books; a brilliantly plotted work of fiction that left me questioning the way humans relate to the world.    Continue reading “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler”