Sally Rooney’s excellent novel Normal People has shown us what friendship, romance, and growing-up really looks like in all it’s ugly raw reality. Once the brilliant TV series also finished, I was left with a Marianne & Connell-shaped hole in my life that I struggled to fill. Like the rowdy neighbours opposite us, I didn’t necessarily like them, but I enjoyed their presence in my life all the same, and was transfixed by their messy relationship. I struggled to find something that …
Author: Karen McKay
→A bibliophile with more books than sense, and bookseller for over 10 years. When I'm not reading with my tyrannical toddler I escape with some literary fiction. I am also currently enjoying the fresh wave of autobiographical essays and thought-provoking non-fiction.