Book Review | ‘Nineveh’ by Henrietta Rose-Innes

That’s right, folks, it’s time for another book review! Thanks so much to Dawn at Book & Brew for sending me the book and hosting my review on her gorgeous blog. You can read the full piece for free on the Book & Brew site, but here’s a little snippet to whet your appetite…

DLSBou3X0AEp2OK-900x450From the outset, Nineveh is characterised by vibrant insectoid imagery: the opening chapter focuses on a tree that has been colonised by caterpillars, for example. In the hands of any other author, such a motif might make your skin crawl, but under Rose-Innes’ deft touch it makes for compulsive, surprisingly beautiful reading. Right up to the last pages, you cannot be sure quite where the fleeting – often surreal – imagery is going to take you… [READ MORE]

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Must write or subject to mood swings. Prefers fantasy, will deal with reality. Works in publishing, lives in London. Tweets @jasminkirkbride

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