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
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
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar for Sunday Times:
“Expect a sting in this tale”
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
Mine by Sally Partridge for Sunday Times:
“Intense, haunting, exceptional” – Anna Stroud reviews Sally Partridge’s Mine
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
Clockwork City by Paul Crilley for Sunday Times:
Clockwork City is hilarious, terrifying and wonderfully imaginative.
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.