Summertime reviewed by Emma

Summertime is a shocking and appalling tale – but absolutely captivating.  It taps into an era that feels so long ago in many ways, and yet hauntingly near.  A fictionalised account of one of the worst natural disasters in US history, Summertime captures the build up – environmentally, socially, politically – to the storm. Hurricane season, racial Read More …

Useful reviewed by Emma

‘Useful’ is a galloping, hilarious romp of a read.  Oswald’s characters are warm, human and endearing; and their exaggerated foibles make them even more loveable. ‘Useful’  tells the story of Sullivan Moss, a down and out ‘loser’ who feels like he has nothing useful to offer the world. His failed suicide attempt results in an Read More …

Blackout reviewed by Emma

Blackout was a hilarious slap in the face.  Totally confronting, very funny and thought provoking in its account of a young woman’s lifetime obsession with the ‘otherness’ offered by alcohol.   You laugh out loud,  shed a tear and marvel at how truly scary it is to lose chunks of your life through alcohol-induced blackouts.