Rating: 3/3. Another brilliant read for 2020! The debut novel of Emily X.R. Pan is a celebration of art and imagination, but also a vivid illustration of depression and grief.
Rating: 2/3. The beauty of it is in its exploration of reality alongside profound quirky ideas.
Rating: 3/3. One of the best reading experiences I’ve had all year! A unique and powerful new voice on the fiction scene.
Rating: 2/3. You know those books where, upon finishing, you calmly clutch them to your chest as your thoughts continue to sift through them? That was my experience of The Illness Lesson, Clare Beams’ debut novel in feminist fiction.