The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, Book Review

                                                                       In his debut novel ‘The Shock of the Fall’, Nathan Filer writes frankly and honestly about mental illness, in particular schizophrenia. Praise for Filer comes from the fact that he succeeds primarily for daring to write about such a controversial issue. The title of the book is the crux of the novel which is … More The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, Book Review

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, Irvine Welsh – Book Review

‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’ is the latest book by the brilliant Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. Renowned for his explicit and sometimes rather discomforting style of writing, this book features all the classic traits of a Welsh novel. Whilst this is not his first novel set in America, it is the first to feature … More The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, Irvine Welsh – Book Review

Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas – Book Review

‘Barracuda’ is the fifth novel by the acclaimed Christos Tsiolkas. After spending some time in the west coast of Scotland, the novel spans both Scotland and his native Australia, inspiring many of the comparisons present in the book. It tells the story of Daniel Kelly whose childhood dream is to become the best Olympic swimming … More Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas – Book Review