About

Portrait of Henri Cordier, by Gustave Caillebotte (1883)

Hello! I’m Sam, an English Literature graduate from Lancaster University trying (mostly in vain) to become a fairly consistent blogger.

By and large, my blog consists of book reviews and analysis. For my undergraduate dissertation I studied Moby Dick and have since become an avid fan of all things Melville. I also really enjoy the works of Kafka, Dostoyevsky, and Shakespeare.

Regarding contemporary authors, I love Umberto Eco, Patrick Süskind, Chigozie Obioma, Leslie Marmon Silko, and am eagerly awaiting new translations of Fernanda Melchor.

You can find my thoughts about these (and others) on my Instagram, @apatchworkblog.