Review: Atonement

Atonement by Ian McEwan My rating: 3 of 5 stars I struggled with this book, almost laying it to rest on at least a couple of occasions. The prose was so bloated in the first one hundred pages, paragraphs of nothingness spanning multiple pages, that it became a chore to read. Several friends suggested I […]

Review: The Heather Blazing

The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín My rating: 4 of 5 stars Colm Toibin’s ‘The Heather Blazing’ is a masterclass in understated prose. The book follows the High Court judge Eamon Redmond, with flashbacks to his early years. The writing is sparse, lacking any emotion, mimicking Eamon’s state of mind, despite several key events in […]