Hystopia: David Means

2016 Man Booker Prize longlistee Not to judge a book by its cover, but the very psychedelic patterning drew me in. Plus, anything making reference to history usually manages to tempt me. I love a good dystopian novel. Hystopia is a bit of a strange one. It follows an alternative history, one where Kennedy was not shot from the grassy knoll, having somehow managed to secure … Continue reading Hystopia: David Means

The Master and Margarita: Mikhail Bulgakov

Long time no post! – I seem to have gotten lost in the world of seminar readings and procedural essays over the last couple of weeks, reading for fun has been put on the back-burner! I had to write a review for this book. It is rare to pick something up and love it, even for me (I seem to feel pretty positively about most … Continue reading The Master and Margarita: Mikhail Bulgakov

American Psycho: Bret Easton Ellis

To continue along the dystopian theme that came with Filth last week, I would like to talk about American Psycho. I say dystopia hesitantly, as there is not much dystopia in this book. That’s the scary bit. This review is well-timed for me, I think, as I was literally just reading a review by Irvine Welsh (Filth author) about American Psycho, in which he discusses the cultural relevance of … Continue reading American Psycho: Bret Easton Ellis