14,765 book reviews and counting...

Books in the Media Update

This website is no longer being updated; theBookseller.com is the home of all books related-content and will continue to be updated with regular articles about books featured in the media. Thank you for using this website, and we hope you join us on theBookseller.com.

little scratch Reviews

little scratch by Rebecca Watson

little scratch

Rebecca Watson

Score pending

2 reviews

Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 14 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780571356584

little scratch tells the story of a day in the life of an unnamed woman, living in a lower-case world of demarcated fridge shelves and office politics;

4 stars out of 5
Anna Aslanyan
26 Jan 2021

"A bold, self-propelling experiment"

A bold, self-propelling experiment, little scratch is as addictive as web browsing. Little by little, the flow of the text draws the reader in with its nervous energy. Zigzagging along the page, we switch between the narrative’s ragged threads as we might between windows on our screen, wondering about these seemingly disjointed snippets. How do they manage to transform from a chaotic jumble into an organic whole? The answer is simple: by indulging both our online dependence and our craving for literature. Or, as smart millennials might put it: because book.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
13 Jan 2021

"Rebecca Watson’s inventive debut makes for a compelling read"

Tackling traumatic subject matter in a defiantly playful format, little scratch is a thought-provoking and original debut from a writer not afraid to push boundaries. If style is what makes an author distinctive, Watson will stand out among her peers for her experimentation with text and formatting.