Category: Books

Alias Grace by

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, an infamous murderer in Canada in the 1840’s, Atwood’s book uses different narrators to tell the story, as well as interspersing the story with extracts from other works. From poems, fiction, newspapers of the time, and other sources. Although this is based on the real story, Atwood has, of course, fictionalised a great deal of the novel.

The two narrators are Grace herself, who tells her story in the first person, past tense, and Simon Jordan, the doctor investigating her claims of insanity or innocence. His parts are told by a third person narrator, and are in the present tense.

Artificial condition by

The Murderbot Diaries ; 2 The whole time I was reading this book1 I kept telling myself to slow down. It is short, only 159 pages2...

The lives of Tao by

I added this book to my TBR pile way back in 2016 when the author talked about pitting his character against Rand from the Wheel of...

April 2018 additions to mount tbr

This month I’ve added 6 titles to my TBR list: Adeyemi, Tomi – Children of Blood and Bone rec’d by Ana @booksmugglers “a superb, exciting, astonishing...

The wild places by

In this book Robert Macfarlane sets out to find the wild places of Britain and Ireland, if there are any left. He believes that somewhere on...