Wednesday, 4 March 2015


It's been a while, folks, since I've had any book blethers on this here interweb thingy - so I thought I'd get back into it with a stoater of a book.

Loved, loved, loved this!

You've got a young soldier coming home from active duty - his grandmother who is in the early stages of dementia - and a host of family issues.

O'Hagan is one of those writers who have a precise eye and an exacting turn of phrase that leads to a hugely enjoyable experience. The Illuminations is full of insight, the dialogue sparks and characters lead you by the nose through their journey. What more do you want, people?

Go buy.

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