A Gay Multigenerational Saga: The Sparsholt Affair, by Alan Hollinghurst

I have a condition where I want to like Alan Hollinghurst’s writing more than I actually do. The Line of Beauty was fine, but my opinion of it was helped by a BBC adaptation that smoothed out a lot of the areas I found problematic in the book itself–namely that there was something inaccessible about it. … More A Gay Multigenerational Saga: The Sparsholt Affair, by Alan Hollinghurst

Cormoran Strike in The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith

Mystery/thrillers tend to be my book equivalent of comfort food. I go to them when I want something quick and entertaining to read. I can’t imagine that ever changing, but I do occasionally find myself bored of the genre’s trappings. Hard-boiled male detectives or ladies with clumsy romantic comedy love lives try to solve a … More Cormoran Strike in The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith