Fool Whiskey Hero by JT Blundell

Grady’s life is a mess. He’s ex-military man, with a big alcohol problem, and his wife is about to leave him. Just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, his dead beat drug addicted brother drags him into his problems, and he finds himself embroiled in the search for a mysterious object that a…

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…

Survival Lessons with writer Alice Hoffman

As you probably know, this year I’ve been reading all Alice Hoffman’s books, which has been a lovely experience, and I’m quite sad that I’ve nearly read them all. Thankfully she’s still writing more, with another coming out soon. Hoffman often writes about small town, suburban America, with magic realism often aΒ  theme. Her books…

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Theo Decker is a 13 year old boy, who ducks into a New York gallery with his ex-model mother on the way to a meeting with his principle about his recent behaviour. But while they’re in the gallery, a bomb explodes, killing his mother and knocking him out. Half concussed, he comforts a stranger who…