The Hoarder

The Hoarder

The spellbinding tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets. Maud Drennan is a dedicated caregiver whose sunny disposition masks a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her haunted, in the company of a cast of prattling saints who pop in and out of her life like tourists. Other than visiting her agoraphobic neighbor, Maud keeps to her The spellbinding tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets. Maud Drennan is a d...

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Title:The Hoarder
Author:Jess Kidd
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The Hoarder Reviews

  • Cheri
    Feb 28, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

  • Andy Weston
    Apr 11, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

    Mr. Flood?s Last Resort opens with Maud Drennan, a care worker, cleaning out Cathal Flood?s kitchen. Mr. Flood is a cantankerous old Irish gentleman and a hoarder, and Maud is his last chance to stay in his home; if he doesn?t let her work he?ll be sent off to an assisted livin...

    Kidd?s second novel is every bit as good as her first (Himself) and probably better. Again the plot plays second fiddle to the bizarre cast of characters and the situations they find themselves in. Maud Drennan is a care worker for Cathal Flood, a very tall and recently widow...

  • Elaine Mullane
    Feb 05, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

  • Jeanette
    Feb 08, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

    Mr. Flood?s Last Resort opens with Maud Drennan, a care worker, cleaning out Cathal Flood?s kitchen. Mr. Flood is a cantankerous old Irish gentleman and a hoarder, and Maud is his last chance to stay in his home; if he doesn?t let her work he?ll be sent off to an assisted livin...

    Kidd?s second novel is every bit as good as her first (Himself) and probably better. Again the plot plays second fiddle to the bizarre cast of characters and the situations they find themselves in. Maud Drennan is a care worker for Cathal Flood, a very tall and recently widow...

    Review to follow. ...

  • Jeri
    Apr 14, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

    Mr. Flood?s Last Resort opens with Maud Drennan, a care worker, cleaning out Cathal Flood?s kitchen. Mr. Flood is a cantankerous old Irish gentleman and a hoarder, and Maud is his last chance to stay in his home; if he doesn?t let her work he?ll be sent off to an assisted livin...

    Kidd?s second novel is every bit as good as her first (Himself) and probably better. Again the plot plays second fiddle to the bizarre cast of characters and the situations they find themselves in. Maud Drennan is a care worker for Cathal Flood, a very tall and recently widow...

    Review to follow. ...

    Jess Kidd?s debut novel Himself was one of my favourite books of 2017, so I was equal parts excited and nervous to read The Hoarder. The nervousness wasn?t necessary because The Hoarder* lives up to all my expectations. Maud Drennan is a carer with a difference; she spends her ...

    I enjoyed this book, although it was not my style. Here is the plot in short: Maud is a social worker who went to a mansion to take care of the house, which is dirty and flooded with everything our hoarder collected. Cathal Flood, is a grumpy old man living in the mansion among the rub...

    I'm having real trouble reviewing this one. I enjoyed it,quite a bit,I knew I would from very early on,when Cathal is calling Maud all sorts of names,and she doesn't blink an eye. It's a mystery story,and a ghost story,but it's the central relationship that had me reading along,with d...

    Just did not connect with this one. Don't know if it was me or the writing style, but just couldn't get into it no matter how many times I picked it up. ...

  • Rachel
    Mar 06, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

    Mr. Flood?s Last Resort opens with Maud Drennan, a care worker, cleaning out Cathal Flood?s kitchen. Mr. Flood is a cantankerous old Irish gentleman and a hoarder, and Maud is his last chance to stay in his home; if he doesn?t let her work he?ll be sent off to an assisted livin...

  • Karen Mace
    Jan 18, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

  • Louise
    Oct 08, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

    Mr. Flood?s Last Resort opens with Maud Drennan, a care worker, cleaning out Cathal Flood?s kitchen. Mr. Flood is a cantankerous old Irish gentleman and a hoarder, and Maud is his last chance to stay in his home; if he doesn?t let her work he?ll be sent off to an assisted livin...

    Kidd?s second novel is every bit as good as her first (Himself) and probably better. Again the plot plays second fiddle to the bizarre cast of characters and the situations they find themselves in. Maud Drennan is a care worker for Cathal Flood, a very tall and recently widow...

    Review to follow. ...

    Jess Kidd?s debut novel Himself was one of my favourite books of 2017, so I was equal parts excited and nervous to read The Hoarder. The nervousness wasn?t necessary because The Hoarder* lives up to all my expectations. Maud Drennan is a carer with a difference; she spends her ...

    I enjoyed this book, although it was not my style. Here is the plot in short: Maud is a social worker who went to a mansion to take care of the house, which is dirty and flooded with everything our hoarder collected. Cathal Flood, is a grumpy old man living in the mansion among the rub...

    I'm having real trouble reviewing this one. I enjoyed it,quite a bit,I knew I would from very early on,when Cathal is calling Maud all sorts of names,and she doesn't blink an eye. It's a mystery story,and a ghost story,but it's the central relationship that had me reading along,with d...

  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 13, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

  • Lisa *OwlBeSatReading*
    Feb 14, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

  • Melanie
    Jan 24, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

  • Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
    Apr 04, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    Dec 11, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

  • Larry H
    Feb 11, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

  • Mary Lou
    Oct 02, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

  • Sonja Arlow
    Feb 19, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

  • Tania
    Nov 29, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

  • Producervan in Sedona, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.
    Mar 11, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

  • Sharon
    Oct 04, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

  • Zoeytron
    Mar 31, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

  • Dorie
    Mar 10, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

  • Siobhan
    Oct 09, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

  • Umut Rados
    Jan 21, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

    Mr. Flood?s Last Resort opens with Maud Drennan, a care worker, cleaning out Cathal Flood?s kitchen. Mr. Flood is a cantankerous old Irish gentleman and a hoarder, and Maud is his last chance to stay in his home; if he doesn?t let her work he?ll be sent off to an assisted livin...

    Kidd?s second novel is every bit as good as her first (Himself) and probably better. Again the plot plays second fiddle to the bizarre cast of characters and the situations they find themselves in. Maud Drennan is a care worker for Cathal Flood, a very tall and recently widow...

    Review to follow. ...

    Jess Kidd?s debut novel Himself was one of my favourite books of 2017, so I was equal parts excited and nervous to read The Hoarder. The nervousness wasn?t necessary because The Hoarder* lives up to all my expectations. Maud Drennan is a carer with a difference; she spends her ...

    I enjoyed this book, although it was not my style. Here is the plot in short: Maud is a social worker who went to a mansion to take care of the house, which is dirty and flooded with everything our hoarder collected. Cathal Flood, is a grumpy old man living in the mansion among the rub...

  • Thebooktrail
    Jan 19, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

  • Sue
    Oct 29, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

  • Paula Dennan
    Feb 11, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

    The Hoarder is an intriguing and mysterious novel about a psychic carer who ends up drawn into the life of a strange old man. Maud Drennan faces the difficult challenge of helping the cantankerous Cathal Flood in his huge, ram-packed home in West London. He has scared off all the carer...

    When I requested this title for review, I had no real idea what would expect me within the pages of this book. I had never heard of Jess Kidd before and I mainly wanted to read her, as I am trying to read more Irish authors in general. I thought I would get literary fiction with some m...

    Well this is a strange and interesting one and no mistake. One of the best (fictional) settings I've read in a while though - a cratchety old man living with the ghosts of the past - quite literarlly in this case, that's if they can get through the mounds of moulding rubbish he has in ...

    Mr. Flood?s Last Resort opens with Maud Drennan, a care worker, cleaning out Cathal Flood?s kitchen. Mr. Flood is a cantankerous old Irish gentleman and a hoarder, and Maud is his last chance to stay in his home; if he doesn?t let her work he?ll be sent off to an assisted livin...

    Kidd?s second novel is every bit as good as her first (Himself) and probably better. Again the plot plays second fiddle to the bizarre cast of characters and the situations they find themselves in. Maud Drennan is a care worker for Cathal Flood, a very tall and recently widow...

    Review to follow. ...

    Jess Kidd?s debut novel Himself was one of my favourite books of 2017, so I was equal parts excited and nervous to read The Hoarder. The nervousness wasn?t necessary because The Hoarder* lives up to all my expectations. Maud Drennan is a carer with a difference; she spends her ...

  • Paromjit
    Jan 12, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

  • Maria Chnoic
    Feb 26, 2018

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

  • Abbie
    Dec 26, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...

    3.5 stars The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book. There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass ? Cather Flood is a ho...

    "A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story." I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predec...

    Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books Publication date 1st February 2018 The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions...

    A magical read? This is the second Novel of Jess Kidd?s that I have loved. However, I always find them quite intimidating to review as she has such a distinctive style. I do not have the language skills to communicate what this book is like. How does one give a sense of the Magical R...

    With thanks to Canongate Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this. I very much enjoyed Jess Kidd?s first novel ?Himself? and many of the things I liked so much in that one are here in this new book too. Her deadpan humour, for sure. One quotation that made me ...

    I hope it is not too early to review this book, it is not published until February next, but having enjoyed Himself so much, when I got a copy of The Hoarder I stopped what I was doing and read it straight away. I love Jess Kidd for her wonderfully extravagant imagination, her blunt, ...

    Where do I even begin??!! I loved Himself and it made it on to my Top Books of 2017, so I've been so eager to read this and was lucky to have been sent an early copy from the publisher. I just couldn't put this down!! I read it in one sitting!! That pretty much tells you my though...

    Time wavers and retreats at Bridlemere, coughing and shambling. Here is history mutely putrefying and elegance politely withering. Two weeks it took me to read The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. Two weeks of beautiful, poetic writing, which ambled along at a pace slower than I normally would...

    Do you ever see a book cover and just 'know' it was designed for you? I'm in love with the cover - and title - of The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, and the wallpaper design with the sinister burn mark in the centre dings all of my bookish bells. In The Hoarder by Jess Kidd, Maud has been br...

    The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. ©2018. Cannongate Books, published 01 February 2018. I really adored Jess Kidd?s debut book, Himself?truly one of my favourite books of 2017. If you enjoy Irish fiction, magical realism and eccentric characters that are full of secrets?interesting, e...

    The Hoarder is my first introduction to Jess Kidd. I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy to review in exchange for an honest review. Maud Drennan is an Irish carer living in Wests London. Her latest assignment is to cook and clean for Cathal...

    The Hoarder is the second novel by Jess Kidd and it had a lot to live up to as I completely fell in love with Kidd?s debut novel, Himself. Kidd has certainly proved herself as an author we can expect great things from as The Hoarder is wonderful. Maud Drennan is a home carer who...

  • Lucy Banks
    Dec 10, 2017

    Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic...

    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling abilit...

    4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who ha...

    ?Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn?t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.? On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd?s ? Himself ,? one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later,...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. Old man Flood, slightly crazed and eccentric to a fault, he hoards, he roars, he gnashes his dentures.  His home is full of cats that he doesn't bother to name, curiosities, secrets, and a fox that likes to be followed.  Some...

    Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating. It took me at least three starts to get in...

    Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1... First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full ...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel. I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her lat...