The Fireworks

She heard gunfire in the distance, maybe cannons too, for that whiz of high pitched ascent felt to her like the movement of metal through air, but how could she  really know, stuck as she was in her hot, orange room full of rippling smoke and perhaps surrounded by lapping flames, the walls a mere […]

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Fog of War

You enter. The room is dark except for a spotlight illuminating a woman’s figure – that of the artist Mona Hatoum – lying on a table, covered in blood and entrails, and wrapped in clear plastic. A circle of empty chairs are placed around the table. The scene is juxtaposed with a soundtrack of the […]

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Eileen review

  Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016, Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh is a striking and ingenious work, and one which expertly subverts readers’ expectations and preconceptions until the final page is turned. Intrigued by its nomination, and by the blurb’s promise of unexpected and wild criminality, I decided to give this wonderfully strange novel […]

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