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Book Review: Julia by Sandra Newman

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ is hailed as a ‘classic’ – from adolescent classrooms to book clubs, most have followed Winston Smith’s rebellion against the Big Brother, a not-so-subtle commentary on the…

Book Review: ‘A Single Man’ and the never ending dialogue between Isherwood and Ford

In the backdrop of early 1960s California, George, a fifty-something English professor, grapples with profound internal struggles following the recent death of his longtime partner, Jim. As the narrative unfolds,…

Book Review: Wellness by Nathan Hill

Nathan Hill’s sophomore novel Wellness is an engrossing insight into the modern psyche and the institution of marriage. The novel is set in Chicago, from the 90s to the modern…

Book Review: Good Material by Dolly Alderton

Good Material, Dolly Alderton’s second novel, is a bittersweet deep dive into heartbreak. It follows thirty-something, mildly successful comedian Andy as he tries to process and understand why his long-term…

Book Review: The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

The Woman in Me begins as a Southern Gothic tale, as Britney Spears recounts he childhood growing up in a home riddled with the generational trauma of mental asylums, lithium,…

Book Review: So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan

“Down on the lawns, some people were out sunbathing and there were children, and beds plump with flowers; so much of life carrying smoothly on, despite the tangle of human…

Local literature: three Scottish Writers you are missing out on!

Walter Scott (my mortal enemy) is not mentioned, I promise. Right. I’m going to assume some things about the readers of The Student. Firstly, you are a student at the…

Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu

To heighten the spooky mood this October, I have decided to read books with a gothic theme this month. My first choice was the novella, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu.…