Review of It’s Not Just About Running: Reflections on Life and Change in Egypt, A.I. Shoukry

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Shoukry’s writing is candid and pleasant to read and follow. There is no attempt to complicate his thoughts and feelings or frame them in more academic language; he simply tells his story as it happened. I enjoyed how his account was interspersed with thought provoking chapters on Pain, Death and … Continue reading Review of It’s Not Just About Running: Reflections on Life and Change in Egypt, A.I. Shoukry

Review of Sophistries of Summer Days, Jenny Lofters

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Sophistries of Summer Days follows the life of young Cherrimina into adulthood. Set in the West Indies from the 1930s onward, Lofters captures life on a small, sunny isle; how sheltered the islanders’ lives are and how they change. Cherrimina’s life is altered first by Dove’s arrival and then again as … Continue reading Review of Sophistries of Summer Days, Jenny Lofters

Review of Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s, Jay Spencer Green

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  There is very little I can say without spoiling Green's humorous thriller, and it is difficult to review after reading the Acknowledgements section which extolled and indicted this novel in equal measure; as Green essentially thanked others for their patience whilst he wrote this bizarre tale. The book is exceptional … Continue reading Review of Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s, Jay Spencer Green