The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss

The Tidal Zone Sarah Moss

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss, Granta, 2016

There is so much that can be said about The Tidal Zone but I’ve been struggling to convey my experience of reading it and how to articulate just how much I love this book. What I can say is that it’s definitely one of my favourite books I’ve read this year and I’d urge you all to read it. Not only is it an absorbing novel, it’s one that truly captures and explores human fears in a powerful way. It’s an important book. Continue reading


Review: Orkney – Amy Sackville

Orkney Amy Sackville review

Orkney – Amy Sackville
Granta, 2014

I really enjoyed Amy Sackville’s debut novel The Still Point so when I saw a copy of her second novel Orkney on a stand in my local library, I picked it up straight away.

Orkney sees Richard, a literature professor in his 60s, and his student arrive on the island of Orkney for their honeymoon. As their time together on the island progresses, Richard watches as his new bride slips further from his grasp and he begins to wonder if he truly knows his wife at all. While this is the general plot of the novel, this brief synopsis doesn’t do this story of obsession and desire, possession and storytelling, justice. Continue reading