The Greenwood Poet by Lancelot Schaubert | Book Review

Lancelot Schaubert’s The Greenwood Poet is a poetry collection exploring a plethora of themes, from the uniqueness and complexity of nature, love, and the human experience to divinity, history and even loss. Although varied in terms of subject matter and tone, the poems are, at least to a certain degree, united by a sense of … Continue reading The Greenwood Poet by Lancelot Schaubert | Book Review

Until September by Harker Jones | Book Review

Harker Jones’ Until September is the touching story of Kyle, set in the “in the lull between the conservative ’50s and the turbulent ’60”, that focuses on his last summer alongside his friends, just before life sets them apart for college – and for a number of other unfortunate reasons. A gay coming-of-age romance novel, … Continue reading Until September by Harker Jones | Book Review

Enough Rope by Dorothy Parker | Book Review

Enough Rope is Dorothy Parker’s debut poetry collection and is vastly centred around “the pretensions of everyday life and clichéd relations between men and women”. Essentially, it embodies a very specific kind of humour and views that back then, in the early 1920s, were fairly controversial. Focusing mostly on power dynamics and gender roles, Dorothy … Continue reading Enough Rope by Dorothy Parker | Book Review

Insecurity by James Nowlan | Book Review

Insecurity by James Nowlan follows a security guard, Tom, who has gone through multiple traumatising events that changed his life’s course mostly for the worst. He grew up part of a snake handling cult in the Midwest and eventually ended up homeless in New York City, from where, after horrific encounters with a very specific … Continue reading Insecurity by James Nowlan | Book Review