The Banshees of Inisherin
- If Father Ted was a Grimms’ fairy tale, you’d get The Banshees of Inisherin.
- Liked Ruby Sparks, which has a similar plot concept to Stranger Than Fiction.
- Read Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage again – an oddly matter-of-fact story about the fear of missing out.
- Reread Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind – social mistrust meets fear of the unknown.
- Thousand Cranes has Kawabata’s usual theatrical elements.
- Kawabata’s Snow Country is wonderfully Japanese.
- First Person Singular feels like a prequel to Novelist as a Vocation.
- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is okay-ish.
- No, actually, Tooth and Nail is my favourite Rebus novel.
- Hide and Seek is my favourite John Rebus novel, so far.
- Read a more recent Ian Rankin, Even Dogs in the Wild.
- Finished Ian Rankin’s Knots and Crosses – the tartan noir that gave us John Rebus.
- Ruben Östlund’s Triangles of Sadness, a cracking oddity.
- Mark Kermode, in full rant mode, reviewing Avatar: The Way of Water.
- The Peripheral (Season 1) started well, but fizzled out.