Brexit Literature: a complete review of Jonathan Coe’s “The Rotters’ Club” trilogy including “Middle England”
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Brexit Literature: a complete review of Jonathan Coe’s “The Rotters’ Club” trilogy including “Middle England”


This post as been a long time coming and I am so glad to be able to finally review all three of Jonathan Coe’s novels from his accidental trilogy, The Rotters’ Club. When his novel Middle England was published in 2018 it received worldwide literary praise. Despite it popularity many readers didn’t know that it … Continue reading

Review of Lionel Shriver’s new novel “The Motion of the Body through Space”: political correctness and exercise culture
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Review of Lionel Shriver’s new novel “The Motion of the Body through Space”: political correctness and exercise culture


Lionel Shriver’s novel came out when Australia was in a strict lockdown and it seemed like a no-brainer for me to pick this one up. I have enjoyed Shriver’s writing in the past, one of my favourite books from her is The Mandibles. Shriver has not been without controversy and she has, in my opinion … Continue reading

“my wife said you may want to marry me”: a review of Jason B. Rosenthal’s memoir
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“my wife said you may want to marry me”: a review of Jason B. Rosenthal’s memoir


I wanted to like this book. I really did. As many of you know, I review and write a lot about grief here on Bound2Books so this memoir from Jason B. Rosenthal seemed like a no-brainer. The problems I have with this memoir are too many to out way anything else really. Firstly, the subtle … Continue reading

Gardening and Grief: A Review of “The Accidental Tour Guide” by Mary Moody
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Gardening and Grief: A Review of “The Accidental Tour Guide” by Mary Moody


If you’re a veteran subscriber of Bound2Books you know that I have written quite a few reviews on literature relating to death, loss, and cancer. The reason for this has been selfish because after losing my Dad to cancer in 2011 I have searched for meaning, understanding, and hope in this unending grief we all … Continue reading

Review of Bae Suah’s “Untold Night and Day”: reflections and repetitions
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Review of Bae Suah’s “Untold Night and Day”: reflections and repetitions


I received Bae Suah’s novel as an Easter present. Considering we are all in lock-down at the moment, I welcomed a new book to read. I am a fan of Korean literature and was delighted to find out that Deborah Smith, the translator of Han Kang’s works, had worked on Suah’s translation into English. Suah … Continue reading

5 Things I Learnt About Life Thanks to Catherine Gray’s Book “The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary”
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5 Things I Learnt About Life Thanks to Catherine Gray’s Book “The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary”


We find ourselves in weird times. Many of us have lost jobs. Others are trying to work from home while trying to look after children and family. Uncertainty is common place and it can be extremely easy to let that overwhelm you. Since Australia went into various stages of lock down I have fluctuated between … Continue reading