FEVER DREAMS: book review and interview with Yahia Lababidi


Fever Dreams by Yahia Lababidi Book review and interview by Annalisa King I have to admit that I am not the world’s greatest fan of poetry. In fact, I haven’t opened a poetry book since I studied Philip Larkin seven years ago (a brilliant poet by the way!) So when I received Yahia Lababidi’s email with the … Continue reading

Book Review: Croatian Nights – A Festival of Alternative Literature – Various Authors


Croatian Nights – A Festival of Alternative Literature Various Authors Reviewed by Annalisa King This is a marvellous collection of short stories. Sex and alcohol are mixed in with a splash of violence and a good helping of humour. All this creates a delicious cocktail of weird and wonderful stories set in or about Croatia. A mixture of British … Continue reading

Book Review: Naples ’44 by Norman Lewis


Naples ’44 by Norman Lewis Reviewed by Annalisa King My Neapolitan grandmother (or ‘nonna’ as the Italians would say) married a British officer posted in Naples in 1944. It is quite likely that Norman Lewis, an Intelligence Officer also there at that time, would have had to interview both of my grandparents to judge the suitability of the … Continue reading

Book Review: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Reviewed by Annalisa King Not often do I read a book that takes my breath away. Margaret Atwood has managed to do that twice. First with The Handmaid’s Tale, an absolutely brilliant and imaginative book, and now with The Blind Assassin. Every moment of reading, felt like a luxury, like eating a … Continue reading