The memoir of Susanna Kaysen herself, set in a McLean Hospital in 1967 where she was treated for depression and borderline personality disorder (BPD) for two years. Continue reading Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
Set within the glamorous backdrop of the 1920s prohibition era, The Great Gatsby is a tale of love and one man’s desperate attempt to repeat the past.
Imagine living your life as normal, but you have no memory of your life from birth to nine years old. You have small broken seemingly insignificant memories of your childhood, but that is all. This is the life of Melody Brown. 30-something single mother to a 17-year-old son living in a council flat in London, who is just living life as normal until she starts having memories of a mysterious childhood she didn’t know she had.
The unbelievably moving tale of a recovering drug addict and the cat who helped to turn his owner’s life around.
A dark form of escapism comes with reading a dystopian novel, usually in the form of ‘well at least things aren’t THIS bad’.
We narrowed down our favourite five, in no particular order.
The definition of freedom within a novel. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road tells the story of the Sal Paradise and his wild, drug intoxicated travels across 1950s America with his friend Dean Moriarty.
Created by the cartoonist behind the Scott Pilgrim series, Byran Lee O’Malley, this graphic novel is quirky, thought-provoking and beautiful.