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Non Fiction

Chauvo-Feminism On Sex Power & #MeToo Sam Mills Review

BookBlast review of Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power and #MeToo by author and publisher, Sam Mills. It is an erudite, pithy assessment of the chauvo-feminist man based on personal lived experience and testimonies from women and […]

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Fiction

The Fool & Other Moral Tales Anne Serre Review

Anne Serre is a remarkable and unusual writer; her pen a scalpel dissecting the human condition with painful precision. The Fool & Other Moral Tales – three novellas – is lyrical and disturbing, wonderful and […]

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Podcast

Natasha Lehrer on Consent Vanessa Springora Podcast

Hear the BookBlast® Podcast with award-winning translator, Natasha Lehrer, discussing Consent; the “existential” idealism of “liberty”, the trouble with Feminism in France and literary name-and-shame public revelations leading to the downfall of powerful sexual abusers. […]

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Non Fiction

The Familia Grande Camille Kouchner Review

The publication of The Familia Grande by Camille Kouchner reveals how incest is ever-present at the highest levels of French society, even among the most glamorous, powerful, bohemian, left wing intellectual Parisian élite, known as […]

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Fiction

Vernon Subutex 3 Virginie Despentes Review

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Non Fiction

Tazmamart Aziz BineBine, Lucy Popescu Review

Tazmamart: 18 Years in Morocco’s Secret Prison by Aziz BineBine — beautifully translated by Lulu Norman — is an engrossing tale of endurance which offers a precise portrayal of the grim life of a political […]

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Fiction

The Rain Watcher Tatiana de Rosnay Review

BookBlast reviews The Rain Watcher by bestselling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay. Together with Dan Brown, Stephanie Meyer and Stieg Larsson, she has been named one of the top ten fiction writers in Europe. “The flooding […]

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Reading Lists

Read the World with MacLehose Press 5 Notable Writers Spotlight

Read the World with MacLehose Press which specialises in the very best translated literary and crime fiction. If words can offer new worlds, you will find them in the pages of the books by the […]

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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XIV Book Blast Presents

  Our Book Blast top 10 reads to see us out of the old, into the new, year, feature superb writing from China, fin-de-siècle Paris, the Middle East, Istanbul by way of New York, Switzerland […]

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Explorations

Paris is Burning Georgia de Chamberet Explorations

Is Paris burning? Paris brûle? An evocative name, Paris conjures all manner of images including those of protest in its myriad forms. I arrived in the capital the day after the fourth Saturday of gilets […]