A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

I was first attracted to this by the seventies-style cover, which cheekily introduces a rosy apple at the bottom; only if you look closely do you see that the apple is starting to go bad. It’s a good metaphor for this story which is raw and bitter, but leaves you wide-eyed as if drunk. It’sContinue reading “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride”

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

Another interesting one to review – shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this has been quite hot property locally as Alison is from Nottingham. I’ve been fortunate to hear her speak at a couple of writing events. It’s very much a mood piece – melancholy and thoughtful, about the random and tragic concidences and connectionsContinue reading “The Lighthouse by Alison Moore”