Question Time: The Power by Naomi Alderman

I met with my lovely book group yesterday in the Fort St George pub.  It was one of the more popular CFBC meet-ups with ten readers ready to discuss The Power by Naomi Alderman.

Minutes before heading off to the pub I was hastily scribbling Continue reading


Everyday is for the Thief

I’m currently reading Teju Cole’s ‘memoir novel’ published in 2007 titled Everyday is for the Thief (review posted here).

In one scene a brawl is witnessed and described. It is a chaotic, tempestuous confrontation between two drivers which threatens to spill over into the surrounding crowd. A week later another similar spat explodes and infects those nearby. The narrator suddenly feels pity for writers in the States who Continue reading