Deemed the next Sally Rooney, Naoise Dolan’s debut novel Exciting Times tells the story of 22 year old Ava who has left Ireland for a badly-paid teaching job in Hong Kong. The novel documents the unlikely relationships she forms with banker Julian, and social media obsessed Edith. I read this book about a month agoContinue reading “‘Exciting Times’ by Naoise Dolan, but is it that exciting?”
When a book achieves a lot of success and generates attention, I always wonder if it will live up to my expectations. I don’t know what I was expecting of Bernardine Evaristo’s eighth novel, and even after reading, I can’t quite find the words to describe it. All I can do is urge you to read it.