A confident, powerful, dark debut crime novel that paints a strikingly seedy picture of Manchester’s underworld. (more…)
Truly unsettling Puritan horror from debut writer-director Robert Eggers. (more…)
I have stayed away from my fragrant blog for far too long and for that I apologise. I’ve had some personal issues recently and have been postponing my posts, but a cavalcade of reviews has been building and is waiting to be unleashed. I hope you’re all having a terrific 2017 so far.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
A dream-like character study starring Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen. (more…)
Henry James’s short story lucidly and poignantly explores the tragedy of an uneventful life. (more…)
A one-sitting wallop of a novella by Jonathan Ames. (more…)
This beautifully characterised short historical novel depicts a fascinating clash between the elderly Kaiser Wilhelm and the spreading tide of Nazism. (more…)