Property #BookReview #NetGalley

Written by Lionel Shriver


150 hrt


In her first ever story collection, Lionel Shriver illuminates one of the modern age’s most enduring obsessions: property.

A woman creates a deeply personal wedding present for her best friend; a thirty-something son refuses to leave home; a middle-aged man subjugated by service to his elderly father discovers that the last place you should finally assert yourself is airport security.

This landmark publication explores the idea of “property” in both senses of the word: real estate, and stuff.

Immensely readable, it showcases the biting insight that has made Lionel Shriver one of the most acclaimed authors of our time.








Diverse and Memorable!  Stars 4


This is a collection of stories with a common theme – property  – by a very accomplished author.

Whether the property concerned is a home or an item, each story provides plenty of food for though, a touch of humour and draws empathy from the most unsuspecting of readers.

This is a series of fresh and stimulating tales; all written to a high standard and most of them could be experienced by any of us. I found myself quite enthralled and quite fascinated by the diversity of this anthology. Whilst I haven’t come across this author previously, I wouldn’t shy away from reading her work again. Lionel Shriver is very observant and the result is a memorable read, which I’m happy to give 4*.

My thanks to publisher Harper Collins for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: literary anthology
  • Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
  • Size: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins UK
  • Publication Date: 19 April 2018
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 W. H, Smith
  •                                 Waterstones
  •                                 amazon




Meet the Author




Lionel Shriver’s novels include The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and A Perfectly Good Family. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London.





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