Ficton, literary fiction

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Reviewed by Kelsie Colclough The End We Start From is Megan Hunter’s ambitious debut novella. Exploring motherhood in a flooded Britain is a fascinating concept delivered in the novella in a shaky format. The End We Start From leaves you feeling that more than Britain has flooded and been swept away; character names are reduced… Continue reading The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Classic, Ficton, literary fiction

Iris Murdoch, on the Anniversary of Her Birth and Death

Reviewed by S.B. Julian I call them my Irises -- my copies of the novels of Iris Murdoch. They have played such an intimate role in my life that we can't but co-exist on a first-name basis. I found my first “Iris” at age eighteen while back-packing in Europe. Near my hostel in Germany was… Continue reading Iris Murdoch, on the Anniversary of Her Birth and Death

literary fiction, random

The Final Tally: The 52 Books The Book Smuggler’s Den Read In 2018

WooHoo! 2018 has come to a close and so is the reading challenge. It was a push at the end but some downtime over the weekend allowed me to finish up the last book needed to complete my goal. In 2017 I made little time to read and wanted to change that. I'm so excited… Continue reading The Final Tally: The 52 Books The Book Smuggler’s Den Read In 2018