Book Review: “Asking For It”

Aisling O’Donovan reviews Louise O’Neill’s bestselling novel. Spoilers ahead. “They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest.” These harrowing words strike a cord with every reader of Louise O’Neill’s hugely successful and striking novel, ‘Asking For It.’ It is these few sentences which perfectly summarize the preface, to the point where they hold the … Continue reading Book Review: “Asking For It”

In Love and War by Alex Preston

By Michelle O’Sullivan In Love and War is Alex Preston’s third novel, which has been hailed as “complex and profoundly moving” by The Guardian. It is a book that follows the journey of Esmond Loundes, the main character, who is a young British boy that has been sent to Italy by his father after being involved in a scandal at Cambridge at the time of the … Continue reading In Love and War by Alex Preston

Book Review: Submarine

Joe Dunthorne’s novel is an hilarious read with plenty of heart, writes Eli Dolliver Submarine, by Joe Dunthorne, is the funniest book I have ever read. I want everyone to read it – even people I don’t like, even people who don’t deserve it. It’s the only book that’s ever made me laugh as hard as television. The events of Submarine revolve around the universe … Continue reading Book Review: Submarine

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Words by Ciara Buckley Life isn’t particularly easy, especially when you’re eighteen years old and leaving home for the first time, embarking on your first journey into the big bad world of college. Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl is a coming of age story about fans, family, change and the inevitable difficulties we face in growing up. The story follows Cath, an introverted and social anxiety plagued … Continue reading Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Melanie Butler-O’Reilly takes a look at a classic tale with a very modern twist. We live in a world where ‘retellings’ and ‘reimaginings’ of classic tales are being announced almost daily. Take Disney, for example: while I am one of their most loyal supporters, the seemingly endless influx of live action remakes and new slants on an old story have left me a bit jaded … Continue reading Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Review by Ciara Buckley As those hazy summer days end, we are forced to revert our minds back to the mind-set of college. All the while students are seeking slivers of motivation to plough through the oncoming semester whilst battling the balancing game of partying, procrastinating and work. Why not distract yourself from those post-summertime blues by delving into what has been described as one … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Dan Webb explores the ongoing legacy of the Dreamworks classic. When talking about movies, one of the most important things to note is how a given film affects its audience: whether it makes them cry, laugh, or jump up and down with joy. Movies can affect viewers differently at different points in their lives, whether they be a child, a teenager or an adult, but … Continue reading Shrek: Standing the Test of Time