Select Page

As I have moved on from my job as a bookseller, and read a few publications hailing that the book review is dead, I have decided to attempt a book review Haiku. This will simultaneously revive both the book review and the ancient Japanese poetry style in one literary swoop, (maybe).  *If anyone who knows about the art of the Haiku is reading please let me know if these are correct or incorrect* Forgive me, this is my first Haiku attempt.

A family saga – “Instructions for a Heatwave” by Maggie O’Farrell


Irish father gone,

Mammy has a big secret,

Family Shocker!


An unconventional love story – “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion


Uncouth Male seeks wife,

Rosie is unsuitable,

Awkward laughs all round.


A bleak fantasy – “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman


Promising first half,

Obscure Kitten appearance,

Lost the will to read.


Let me know if you have read something good, bad or otherwise and please feel free to improve upon my debut book review haiku.

Click here to see the books which I have read so far this year.