Book review: The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, 2015

The Buried Giant is an enigmatic, allegorical novel. Do those two features work well together – can an allegory actually be enigmatic, because if it is then is it really an allegory (and if so of what?). These are the questions that I am grappling with in shaping this review, whereas I suspect they mayContinue reading “Book review: The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, 2015”

Book review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, 1962

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of those novels (such as The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind) where the film of the book is better known than the book itself. In this case that is completely understandable – Jack Nicholson’s Oscar winning performance in the 1975 film is truly memorable, there are loads ofContinue reading “Book review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, 1962”