Book Reviews

Book Review: Anna Akhmatova-Selected Poems


A few months ago, I stumbled upon a poem online. It was titled The Last Toast by Anna Akhmatova, translated into English from Russian. In just two short stanzas, I was gripped by...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand


Anthem, published in Britain in 1938, is a novella written by Ayn Rand, who is most noticed for her work on objectivism. This is the concept that man can be viewed as a heroic...

Book Review: The Luminaries


Unfortunately I had not read any of the previous works by Eleanor Catton, and purchased the book on a whim (not half directed by the gloriously inky-blue cover), hoping for a book...

Book review: Life After Life


Katie Read reviews Katie Atkinson's 2013 mystery novel....

Book Review: Welcome to Night Vale


Charlotte Huggins: Welcome to Night Vale is known for combining surreal humour and existential horror, and these exist in the novel in abundance. ...