The Driver’s Seat

I’m…I’m honestly finding it difficult to work out where to start with this one. I loved the previous Muriel Spark book I read, and after reading this one I’ve certainly not been put off reading any of her other books, but this was…weird. Brilliant, in a lot of ways, but bizarre. Not “fun and kooky” type bizarre; more like “that’s-completely-out-of-the-blue-how-on-earth-was-I-supposed-to-expect-that” type bizarre. The Driver’s Seat is, unquestionably, a very dark book, but it has left me wracking my brain trying to work out what Spark is trying to say through it.Read More »


The Girls of Slender Means

Today is a bit of a landmark day: my Mum died six months ago. I know that is the most morbid and strange start to a book review ever, but this book was the last one she ever started, and she never got to finish it. So, in commemoration, I decided to read and review it on her behalf.Read More »