Tag: book review

On the Demon bookshelf: How to Build a Girl – by Caitlin Moran

On the Demon Bookshelf: How To Build A Girl Caitlin Moran is currently one of the most prominent feminist writers in popular literature. Having previously read her semi-autobiographical work, How To Be A Woman, I bought How To Build A...

/ 28th October 2015

On the Demon Bookshelf: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

I have never written a review for a novel before, but upon deciding to do so I knew immediately which one I would choose as my subject. Although I actually read Ghostwritten at the start of the year, my memory...

/ 7th October 2015

On the Demon Bookshelf: The Psychopath Whisperer

Psychopaths have always interested us, even if film and TV portrayed them at a safe distance away from our reality – until recently. The recent resurgence in popular psychology has scrapped over-the-top depictions of serial-killers from film, alarmed readers with the notion there could...

/ 4th October 2015

On the Demon Bookshelf: Amy Poehler’s Yes Please

To class Yes, Please as a memoir would be a complete misinterpretation. Poehler herself states, when talking about her divorce, that she ‘doesn’t like people knowing her shit’. So, if not a memoir, and if not a self-help book –...

/ 30th September 2015

On the Demon Bookshelf: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ is a continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, except this time written by the Swedish writer and crime journalist, David Lagercrantz. For years I have been a huge fan of the series – perhaps it...

/ 23rd September 2015

Bookshelf: THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch, the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction (it won, in the judges’ own words, because of how it “stimulates the brain and touches the heart”) remains steadfast on bestselling shelves and at the top of contemporary must-read lists. However, high-brow literary circles have remarked after reading...

/ 16th September 2015