MAPS OF OUR SPECTACULAR BODIES – Maddie Mortimer

“That the peace aches more than the misery.” My ninth read of the 2022 Booker Prize longlist was Maddie Mortimer’s debut novel, Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies (Scribner 2022).  Much like many of the other books on the longlist, Maps is rather a unique story.  Mortimer elects to use font and format to provide anContinue reading “MAPS OF OUR SPECTACULAR BODIES – Maddie Mortimer”

THE HIGH HOUSE – Jessie Greengrass

It’s fitting that the sky is pouring buckets as I write this review/reaction to Jessie Greengrass’s The High House (Scribner 2021), a climate fiction (cli fi) novel in which weather becomes unpredictable and the sea takes back the earth.  Much like the other environmental dystopian reads of late, the novel focuses on family dynamics.  (eg.Continue reading “THE HIGH HOUSE – Jessie Greengrass”