Tombland is a bold concept crippled by its subject matter. That being said, if history is your thing, wade into the mire, my love.
We’re all living it, but the idea of a compelling fiction has long overtaken the concept of dour fact. The only way out, is stepping further into the circles of Hell.
Don’t be fooled by the cover, Megan Abbott’s book is a true powerhouse, flitting between two vivid timelines. Go read it.
Lynne Vincent McCarthy’s stunning debut novel is a grating example of a character gone awry. It’s terror visited under glass, and well worth an examination.
In 17th century Venice, moral lines were significantly blurred. Berwyn Lewis discusses the murky overlap of religion and prostitution in her novel, Venice’s Virgin Mother.
As a veteran, I’m wondering why the culture of war prevails, and indeed why we’re so enamoured by it.
Fiction tends to pull inspiration from something far stranger – reality. In fact, even the most famous fictional characters were cobbled together from relative nobodies. Elementary, innit.
Ambition is a strange phenomenon. It can enable us to climb the highest peaks, but only the self-aware will admire the view.
Michael Chabon’s “Moonglow” is a stylistic hybrid of fiction and memoir, all in an effort to mislead the audience. Ballsy, yet fantastically done.
Both blessed and cursed, the story of the Brontë Sisters is as tragic and winding as the narratives they carved.
TBS Editor Mathew Mackie walks the shostakovich line daily. The fine line between being ‘educated’ and being a ‘wanker’.
Having found support on social media for her shameful dependency, Kathryn Stedman selflessly outlines the warning signs of fiction addiction.
Mike Welsh suggests that you find someone else to blame for the “meth epidemic” – Walter White is just a character on a really great TV show.