14 May 2016

may 2016 // art exams have started; my written exams are exactly four weeks away when writing this, but i'm still alive so you can all breathe again - i know you all can't survive without me. now, settle down - it's story time.

M: (The) Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - book review

06 May 2016

“Growing older does not seem to make you more certain, Nella thinks. It simply presents you with more reasons for doubt.”
Jessie Burton's debut novel is unquestionably alluring and complex with a host of characters and a strong base of research by the author; and, set in 17th century Amsterdam, it is a beautifully written peephole into the world at to the time. The Miniaturist, in all intents and purposes, is an intriguing mystery set in an unusual historical context, and should have been plain sailing throughout, if the international reception to the book is anything to go by.