“MAGICAL HOUSEKEEPING”

I was ecstatic upon receiving Magical Housekeeping with the prospect of writing a review. I had heard of this book prior to receiving it and was eager to finally read it. I have always believed that the way one treats their home can have a direct effect on one’s own happiness and what one consciously [...]

VENUS DRIVE BY SAM LIPSYTE

This slim collection of short stories (the first Picador addition, although the collection was first published in 2000) packs a punch. The stories have immediacy and urgency. From page one the reader is dropped into a world of depravity and desperation. The stories are well crafted, and Lipsyte’s attention to language and rhythm is first-rate. [...]

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