Book Club

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

“A classic whodunnit, Christie is the queen of crime!” – CUB’s perfect summer detective read   The first accident: a heavy picture that falls on Miss Buckley’s bed. The second […]

Review of Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’

Set in the midst of Thatcher’s England, Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girlfollows the development of Johanna Morrigan – a fat, horny girl living on a council estate – […]

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“ A powerful and poignant read about familial relationships – a CUB must-read!”   In a small town in Ohio in the 1970s, Lydia Lee is the favourite child of […]

Review of Dorthe Nors’ ‘Middle, Shoulder, Signal’

“A spiritually Scandi perspective on life’ Living in Copenhagen, Sonja is in her forties and is trying to move in the right direction in life.  She is learning to drive, […]

REVIEW: The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus is an intense, though enigmatic, call to life. Not many of us can deny the pleasure that comes with reading, but for me, that effect has […]

REVIEW of ‘The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland’ by Nicolai Houm

“A cleverly structured novel that explores the emotions of grief and loss.” After a tragic accident that changes American writer Jane Ashland’s life, she travels to Norway in search of […]

My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci

“Possibly the strangest book you have read for a while, but very enlightening and thought-provoking about some serious issues” In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young girl named Emine is married off […]

Book Review: Chomsky’s How The World Works

It’s been a long time since the early days of anarchist thought, and I find, quite disappointingly, that it is often misunderstood, misrepresented, or just not known about at all. […]

The Beggar and Other Stories by Gaito Gazdanov

“A beautifully crafted collection of short stories that engage you with a whole range of issues” Gaito Gazdanov’s The Beggar and Other Stories is a novel that amalgamates six short […]