Book reviews

Book Wars: The Kindness vs Haus Frau

I’m not a wife, but I admit
there’s something I find quite
fascinating about adultery and
forbidden passion, particularly
that of the female kind

Book Wars: The Confusion of Karen Carpenter vs Straight White Male

Likeable from the start, self-
deprecating Karen is in stark contrast to the protagonist of Straight White Male, the 44-year-old woman-hating, porn-watching Irish writer Kennedy Marr. It’s a bit like Bridget Jones Vs Don Draper, only Kennedy lacks the charm of the latter.