Book review: The Essex Serpent

The writing in some novels is like candy floss: light, delicate and easy to enjoy. But this gets sickly, fast, and often leaves you hungry just moments later. Some novels are like honey on toast. Comforting, soothing and able to cure all ills. And a rare few read like the taste of a Michelin-starred meal. … Continue reading Book review: The Essex Serpent


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A shattered story

I’m a serial plot chaser. When I’m reading a book or watching a show, I can’t concentrate on the details until I know what happens. The curse of speed reading often rears its head, and I quickly find out the ending – at the loss of enjoying the character development, writing style and language. For that reason, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is perfect.