Welcome to The Omnivore Archive. This site contains review roundups of books published between May 2008 and May 2013.

Visit The Omnivore (www.theomnivore.com) for up-to-date reviews and features including Hatchet Job of the Year, The Omnivore Pin-up and Author Pitch.

Sign up to our newsletter, The Omnivore Digest, for the latest review roundups and competitions.

Explore The Omnivore Archive...

In Defence of Dogs

The dog has been mankind's faithful companion for tens of thousands of years, yet today finds itself in crisis throughout ...

Read Reviews
The Greatcoat

A chilling and atmospheric ghost story by the Orange-prize-winning Helen Dunmore.

Read Reviews
The Whispering Muse

The year is 1949 and Valdimar Haraldsson, an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on ...

Read Reviews
Family Secrets: Living with Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day

In an Edinburgh town house, a genteel maiden lady frets with her brother over their niece's downy upper lip. Would ...

Read Reviews
Lionel Asbo: State of England

Lionel Asbo - a very violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in ...

Read Reviews
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and ...

Read Reviews
©2013 The Omnivore