The Institute by Vincent Bijlo

Vincent Bijlo is more well known in The Netherlands where he works in TV, radio and theatre, as well as in stand up comedy, so I had never heard of him before Holland Park Press asked me to review this book for them. (As always, all opinions herein are my own, and the book was…

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Catch-22 is “a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions”. (Thank you, Google) Β The book is about a number of these situations that occur in the army during a war, centering around a schmuck called Yossarian, who wants to get out but can’t because…

Book Review: Like A Closed Fist by E H Nolan.

What I loved about this book was that although it is about the sexual escapades and search for love by a 24 year old girl, which would normally lend itself to the chick lit territory, this book is actually about trauma and recovery too. Phoebe is a bright, beautiful girl, whose dreams to become an…

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Written way back in 1912 for children or young adults, by Jean Webster, a woman who believed in women’s rights and other socially progressive issues, this book has been made into films and stage plays. And for some reason, I had never read it. Which is crazy, because as a kid I was a reader,…