A short and brutal dissection of societal sickness.
A story of love and war in Nigeria in the 1960s, Half Of A Yellow Sun reaches outwards through history.
A strange, meditative and watery novel.
While the story of The Odyssey is familiar, its narrative still feels more inventive than most contemporary novels.
The Grapes Of Wrath remains a bracingly strange novel about ecological crisis eight decades after it was published.
The Plague is understandably back on best-seller lists: the parallels with our current situation are striking.
A strange, rather beautiful and ultimately quietly devastating novel.
In the spirit of speculating about sexuality (something that is only ok for ancient fictional characters!), here’s a ranking of Iliad retellings by gayness.
The Bell is like a delicious and unlikely combination of two Luca Guadagnino films: Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria.
Adonis, Narcissus, Hyacinthus: all run afoul of the gods in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.