Ed Butterfield

Hamlet in utero?: A review of Ian McEwan’s Nutshell

2016 marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and it was a bumper year for Bard-themed celebrations and tributes. A rather timely release, then, was Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, which sees the story of Hamlet co-opted not as a tribute to the playwright, but as a device for him to weave a...
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Posted Jan. 24, 2017

Party Hard Review

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]icture the scene. It’s late in the evening and you’re lying awake in bed. You’ve spent a long day studying (stay with me on this) and you’re exhausted. And yet you can’t get to sleep because of the thumping bass coming from next door’s all-night party. The clock strikes three....
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Posted Nov. 6, 2015