Du Maurier’s short story puts the ghost in the machine. Don’t look now …
Sasha is, to borrow half a title, ‘down and out in Paris’. Not a cheery read by any stretch of the imagination, Good Morning, Midnight is the story of a woman who just doesn’t fit.
“In space, no one can hear you scream … like a little girl.” Yup, the Martian is so upbeat, it makes Ghostbusters look like The Exorcist.
Long read: Feminism or fascism – which wins out in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale?
When there’s grim news to give, delivering it like Isherwood’s portrait of 1930’s Berlin would be no bad thing.
James Sallis’ Drive is hard-boiled noir meets literary fiction. Like the tagline on my movie tie-in edition – “Get in. Get out. Get Away.” – this is a lean and intriguing read.