bookblast review claudia pineiro a little luck
Fiction
Six Spanish Women Writers dedalus books bookblast diary review
Fiction

Six Spanish Women Writers Review

Take Six: Six Spanish Women Writers edited by Simon Deefholts & Kathryn Phillips-Miles is a welcome collection of twenty-seven short stories by six influential Spanish women writers, written over the past one hundred and twenty […]

bookblast diary review exhumation leena dhingra
Non Fiction
be as children-vladimir sharov-sharif bookblast diary review
Fiction

Be As Children Vladimir Sharov Review

Be Like Children by Vladimir Sharov was a finalist for the Russian Booker and Big Book awards in 2008. “My own experience has taught me that being at the centre of events makes you the […]

book blast review turf wars olivier norek
Fiction

Turf Wars (2) Olivier Norek Review

Turf Wars is the second of Olivier Norek’s true-grit Captain Coste trilogy set in the banlieues of Paris. Norek has an unusual C.V. Born in Toulouse in 1975, he worked for a humanitarian charity in […]

bookblast review the dawn of language Sverker Johansson
Non Fiction

The Dawn of Language Sverker Johansson Review

The Dawn of Language: The Story of How We Came to Talk by Sverker Johansson adroitly translated by Frank Perry, weighs in at over 400 pages.  The Great Simplifiers Each month produces a new crop […]

bookblast review charif majdalani beirut 2020
Non Fiction

Beirut 2020 The Collapse of a Civilization Charif Majdalani Review

Beirut 2020 – The Collapse of a Civilization translated by Ruth Diver is reviewed by Sharif Gemie for The BookBlast Diary. Remember the Great Fear of March 2020? Remember the empty supermarket shelves, stripped bare […]

bookblast review forty lost years rosa maria arquimbau trs peter bush
Fiction

Forty Lost Years Rosa Maria Arquimbau, Andrew McDougall Review

Andrew McDougall reviews Forty Lost Years by Rosa Maria Arquimbau for BookBlast. In translating the novel Forty Lost Years into English, Fum d’Estampa Press and Peter Bush have gifted Anglophone readers a forgotten gem of […]

The Others by Raul Garrigasait bookblast diary review
Fiction

The Others Raül Garrigasait, Andrew McDougall Review

Raül Garrigasait’s irreverent yet poignant novel, The Others, is excellently translated from the Catalan by Tiago Miller. Its central character is a young Prussian man who crosses Europe to fight for the Carlists in Spain. […]

bookblast review andrew mcdougall afonso cruz
Fiction

Kokoschka’s Doll Afonso Cruz, Andrew McDougall Review

Andrew McDougall reviews for BookBlast Kokoschka’s Doll by Afonso Cruz, translated by Rahul Bery. A surreal, poignant and , vertiginous reflection on the nature of the universe, life’s coincidences and the human condition. “I’m writing […]