A Book Of American Martyrs – Joyce Carol Oates

This is a powerful book, a long book, written by one of America's finest writers. It uses the highly emotive and polarising question of abortion, which debate is set (once again) to divide my own home country in 2018, to explore themes of love, visceral hate, self-righteousness and dysfunction within family. American Martyrs is set … Continue reading A Book Of American Martyrs – Joyce Carol Oates

This Really Happened – Annmarie McQueen

This Really Happened, by Annmarie McQueen, is a complex poignant coming-of-age novel, in a University Freshman year setting. This Really Happened. The protagonist, Erin Turley, is starting a course she has no passion for, but doing it to please her parents, as she has done all her life. She finds herself in a mixed-sex roommate … Continue reading This Really Happened – Annmarie McQueen