Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Star rating: 3/5 Synopsis: This book consists of fictional documents relating to the triple homicide committed by Roderick Macrae, a 19th century crofter from the Scottish highlands. Through witness accounts, Macrae's own memoir and a transcript of the trial, the story unfolds with unanswered questions and a slew of unreliable narrators. Review: Although there was nothing particularly … Continue reading Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

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Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell

  Star rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This is, as the title suggests, the diary of a bookseller at The Book Shop, Scotland's largest second hand bookshop. Bythell refers to himself as the real-life Bernard Black, and his diaries reflect the customers, staff, and general life of a second hand bookshop. Review: Despite being simple diary entries discussing … Continue reading Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell

Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Star rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Lydia, a bookseller at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, finds one of her favouritebut troubled patrons dead in the shop. After finding a photo of herself at her 10th birthday party on his body, Lydia has to revisit a horrifying event in her past, as well as try to solve the riddles Joey … Continue reading Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Star rating: 5/5 Synopsis: A young woman falls quickly for a widower she meets in Monte Carlo, and accompanies him back to his estate in the west country, Manderley. There she struggles to fit into his world and feels constantly shadowed by the ghost of his first wife, Rebecca. Review: This book is hands down a new favourite. … Continue reading Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Review: The Accidental by Ali Smith

Star Rating: 2.5/5 Synopsis: A hugely dysfunctional family go on holiday to Norfolk, where a new age hippy type called Amber inserts herself into their home and changes their lives. Review: I just felt like I needed more from this book. The writing was experimental, but nothing particularly jumped out at me, the characters plot … Continue reading Review: The Accidental by Ali Smith

Review: Coffee Boy, Austin Chant

After graduation, Kieran expected to go straight into a career of flipping burgers—only to be offered the internship of his dreams at a political campaign. But the pressure of being an out trans man in the workplace quickly sucks the joy out of things, as does Seth, the humorless campaign strategist who watches his every … Continue reading Review: Coffee Boy, Austin Chant