Laura is a Promiscuous Reader and Book Club Slut who spends her time biking around looking for sidewalk cats and browsing bookstalls. She is obsessed with Donna Tartt and drinks her coffee black. Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, she lives in Cambridge UK.
Reviews by Laura Oosterbeek:
I’ve never visualized a book as much as I have this feminist dystopia. It’s one of sisters dressed in white linen and a house illuminated in solitude.
I want to see the world like Durga does: to miss the crucial plot points because I’ve been too busy noticing the prose.
The second of Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet Winter arrived when I needed it most – in a physical winter, but also a winter of global identity.
M.L. Rio’s unreliable narrator drew me in. I loved delighting in the twists and being left (at the turn of the final page) with a book hangover.
A practice in unreliable narration, Fates and Furies is a novel that makes you comfortable, and then pulls the chair out from under you.
The girls “obsessively examine the details of the affair with the curiosity, jealousy, and approbation native to any adolescent girl.”
Set in 1893, men rule the world. But upon the death of her husband, Cora has freedom - freedom to become a scientist and freedom to live as she pleases.