Book Reviews 2018

Book Reviews 2018

Book reviews 2018: a selection of reviews for the Sunday Times. Click here for more book reviews.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges


The White Room by Craig Higginson for Sunday Times:

“Fierce, sad, inspired” – Anna Stroud reviews Craig Higginson’s soul-stirring The White Room

Book review The White Room



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The Ecstasy of Brush Strokes by Rachel Haze for Sunday Times:

Typos and a superficial engagement with the Karoo landscape undermine an otherwise sexy and smart novel, writes Anna Stroud of The Ecstasy of Brush Strokes



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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar for Sunday Times:

“Expect a sting in this tale”



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Only Child by Rhiannon Navin for Sunday Times:

Authentic characters and arresting imagery make Rhiannon Navin’s Only Child a must-read that doesn’t moralise about gun control, writes Anna Stroud



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Mine by Sally Partridge for Sunday Times:

“Intense, haunting, exceptional” – Anna Stroud reviews Sally Partridge’s Mine



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The Killing of Butterfly Joe by Rhidian Brook for Sunday Times:

The Killing of Butterfly Joe is a tale of violence, guns and greed – and the process of storytelling – told from a prison cell, writes Anna Stroud



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Clockwork City by Paul Crilley for Sunday Times:

Clockwork City is hilarious, terrifying and wonderfully imaginative.



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The Long Forgotten by David Whitehouse for Sunday Times:

Beautifully intertwined and skilfully crafted, Whitehouse spins a narrative that leaves the reader aching for more.



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July 2, 2018

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