Amy S Book Review

Book Review – The Merry Spinster

Cover image for The merry spinster : tales of everyday horror / Mallory Ortberg.

By Daniel Mallory Ortberg

This horror anthology transforms fairy tales and classic children’s stories into creepy, unnerving tales that will genuinely give you the chills. “The Rabbit” is a particular stand out if you’re a fan of unsettling horror. I also love how Ortberg plays with gender as a way to play with traditional stereotypes in fairy tales.

To see ‘The Merry Spinster’ on our online catalogue, click here.

Margaret Media Review

Media Review – Room

By Emma Donoghue

A young woman is held captive in a room for 7 years where she gives birth to her son Jack. Brie Larson won a well deserved Oscar for her portrayal of Ma. She is terrified of her captor but stays strong to protect her son. Young Jack has just turned five and shows great imagination, resilience and bravery. The room is his whole world and he has trouble visualising that anywhere else is real. This is a love story between a mother and her son and shows the value of hope and never giving up no matter how desperate the situation. Get your hankies out. 5 stars

To see ‘Room’ on our online catalogue, click here.

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