Book Review: The Tryst by Monique Roffey

Reviewed by Aija Oksman Roffey’s style, abrasive and brass as it might be to some, reminds me of Jean Rhys—if she was writing in the twenty-first century. The ancestral, the first of them all, and almost animalistic female empowerment intermingled with the profound somehow aggressive and oppressive mentality is a wild read. An open look [...]

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Book Review: The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi

Reviewed by Aija Oksman Hanif Kureishi has been a favourite of mine for many years; Buddha of Suburbia, Gabriel’s Gift, Midnight All Day as well as his screenplay, My Beautiful Laundrette, are all works that I still re-read regularly. Therefore, when I started The Nothing, I was excited and then shocked, then a little revolted, [...]