Category: Literature

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter 0

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter

★★★★☆ Imagine a landscape painting, an old master: a monolithic, alpine expanse, crystalline with ice and snowfall, trees weighty under wintry heft. On the horizon, the glow of a distant village. The hint of...

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson 0

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson

★★★☆☆ Howard Jacobson’s Shylock Is My Name is the second installment of Hogarth Shakespeare’s series of plays retold by contemporary authors and provides the series with an already well-needed expansion. Jacobson proves that one...

The Door by Magda Szabo 2

The Door by Magda Szabo

★★★★★ The shimmering, haunting brilliance of Magda Szabo’s The Door binds like a spell. This is a book to thrust into the hands of everyone you know and love and to clam up trying...

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry 0

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry

★★★☆☆ Imagine. It’s 1978, and John Lennon has left New York, left Yoko Ono and their young son Sean (to whom Lennon has been playing stay-at-home dad), and split for Ireland, “in its drizzle...