Frances Gapper

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (35 of 38)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 278,446 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 38
Someone Else's Skin (DI Marnie Rome 1) by Sarah Hilary
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sarah Hilary is new crime writer well worth following - with huge ability to create atmosphere and intrigue, language flows off her fingertips. Her villain in this first book of the Marnie Rome series is especially memorable, a complex and haunting creation. I can see this novel transferring well to TV or film.
Morphologies: Short Story Writers on Short Story W&hellip by Ali Smith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is fabulous and wonderful. In the two weeks since it arrived, I haven't let it stray far from me. Although I've read all the essays at least once, I have the feeling I haven't even started paying them real attention. In particular I love Toby Litt's essay on Kafka and his own Kafka-like apercus/aphorisms on the subject of Literature v. Literary Fiction. Also Ali Smith's close textual scrutiny of the first three stories of James Joyce's Dubliners and Alison Macleod on Katherine Mansfield. I like Sara Maitland's ideas too - she believes Hawthorne was writing magic realism "about 100 years too soon".
Shire by Ali Smith
Shire by Ali Smith
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful smallish hardback book of four stories, accompanied by tiny pictures. Within the stories, all sorts of things can be found - such as poems, the biography of a poet (Olive Fraser), memories of a writer and academic (Helena Mennie Shire), a mental asylum, thoughts about what it means for a woman writer/academic to offer support and help to other women, and Virginia Woolf's visit to Girton, how she took a cup of tea and stared out of the window, ignoring all the young women who'd gathered to welcome her. And much more. The writer's father doing something unmentionable (which is yet mentioned) in hospital. The shire as administrative district, Shire as married name and perhaps… Read more

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