Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me – Review

Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me – Review

I’m sure most people have heard of Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy, and the controversy about it. I thought of reviewing the book at the time (which I borrowed via my local Borrowbox library app). However I rarely write negative reviews. And from the language I read she had used, I was fairly sure a review would have to be negative.

I was correct.

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Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Mosfegh – Review

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Mosfegh – Review

One day, an 72 year old widow named Vesta Gul is taking her daily walk in the forest with her dog, Charlie. And comes across a chilling note, weighed down with smooth black stones. It says “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body”.

This leads to an investigation, a meditation on life and death, and the realisation that her marriage was not what it seemed.

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Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh – Review

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh – Review

Eileen is a 2015 novel by Ottessa Moshfegh. The novel is a memoir of the past, retelling Eileen’s last week in a freezing, miserable Massachusetts town, in the 1960s. It also functions as a rich and disturbing character study.
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Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier – Review

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier – Review

Pizza Girl, by Jean Kyoung Frazier, is a coming of age novel following a nameless 18 year old Korean American woman working in a pizza place. Her life changes when a struggling stay at home mother called Jenny calls in to her work, looking for a pizza with pickles…

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