Book Review | Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

The hot, languid days of a mid-1980s June on the Italian Riviera. For Elio, a restless, precocious seventeen-year-old, it’s a summer that he’ll never forget. The family’s house guest that year is twenty-four-year-old Oliver, an Italian-American university professor. There have been guests before – stretching years back – but none quite like Oliver. Affectionately nicknamed … Continue reading Book Review | Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

Book Review | Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Michael and Melissa and Stephanie and Damien are Londoners, slipping quietly into their late thirties and into a stifling domesticity that comes with the ordinariness of mortgages and children and responsibility. Pink Floyd talked about hanging on in quiet desperation as ‘the English way,’ and while this song is not part of the soundtrack of … Continue reading Book Review | Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Book Review | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Gilead: a frightening, theocratic nation-state, a place where the deepest, darkest desires of Christian fundamentalism have come to life. Driven by a literal interpretation of old-testament ideologies, modern-day America has been transformed into a place where obedience is everything; deviation means death. In a world where environmental destruction has caused mass infertility, those who are … Continue reading Book Review | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood