The Couple Next Door – Book review

Just finished: The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena When I saw that this book was hailed the new The Girl on the Train I thought, oh no, I've already read that. Will this book bore me to death? The similarities are obvious from the get-go, but so are the differences. Both are worth a read. The… Continue reading The Couple Next Door – Book review


Book Review: ‘The Artificial Silk Girl’ – Irmgard Keun

Translated by Kathie von Ankum from the German original, this short novel should be deemed a masterpiece in 20th century literature. However, due to Nazi censorship it was sadly almost forgotten about. A revival of the novel came about at the turn of the century, and after reading it I can understand why. This is novel full… Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Artificial Silk Girl’ – Irmgard Keun