Author Archives: Ms K

February 07

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Guest Review by Mr M Much like stories told around a dinner table, I think the best ones contain facts with entertaining embellishment and in my own case, the occasional physical performance for added effect. Trent Dalton’s book, Boy Swallows Universe is one of the most entertaining dinner table stories, but I must admit – […]

January 11

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Despite this books dark and disturbing storyline, it’s quite the hoot.  I’m sure it isn’t meant to be but there you have it, it is. The title says it all so I could easily just leave this review right here and say enthusiastically  go grab a copy.  But I will carry on…. Set in Nigera, […]

January 10

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

In truth, I probably could have flown to Mars in the time in took me to read The Mars Room. I am sadly alone on this because it seems this book was being devoured left, right and centre by everyone over the holiday break – well those on Instagram anyway. It’s not that I didn’t […]

December 27

2018 All Stars

You didn’t think we’d leave you in the lurch these holidays? We know you are all going to need a good book by the pool so we have compiled our 2018 All Star list so you get the most from your holiday reading time. Enjoy, Readheads! Ms K This list was hard for me as […]

October 30

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

I have a hunch this novel may end up being my book of the year. Big call, yes, but I loved it that much. I have read some real beauties this year (Hallelujah, the Book Gods have shone on me in 2018)  but there is just something so exquisite about An American Marriage that I […]

October 04

The Incendiaries by R.O.Kwon

How is it possible that I have read two books, back to back, about cults?  I assure you I am not interested in joining one, or indeed, starting my own. The Incendiaries is a different beast to my last review Beautiful Revolutionary but it packs, in fewer pages, the same physical discomfort and disbelief.  Like […]

October 01

Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

If you’ve ever wondered how the saying ‘drinking the Kool-Aid‘ came about, well good news Readheads, this book answers it for you. The not-so-good news is you really won’t like the explanation. In Beautiful Revolutionary, Laura Elizabeth Woollett has penned a masterful and intriguing re-telling of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre which saw 918 men, women […]