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Reviewing the 2014 Man Booker Shortlist

Oh dear. This is more than a little late in coming. But I’ve finally read them all and composed my thoughts, so I suppose better late than never, here are my brief reviews of the 2014 Man Booker Shortlist. 792 more words


'The Sense of an Ending' by Julian Barnes

Character-driven rather than plot-driven, Julian Barnes’ novella is nevertheless a compelling narrative  and a meditation on memory and aging (or, as The Independent newspaper so succinctly critiqued, ‘a whodunit of memory and morality.’) 300 more words


How To Be Both - Ali Smith

How To Be Both is two stories; intertwined yet separate, neither more important, each touching on the same themes while remaining entirely different. In my version Francesco’s tale led, for others George will appear first, lending differing angles to the unfolding prose. 60 more words


The Old Devils

I am reviewing the comedy novel The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis which is a very good book that I bought from a car boot sale. 343 more words


Life of Pi — Yann Martel

I don’t think it much of a stretch to say that Life of Pi is probably the most successful book ever to have won at the Booker. 585 more words

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Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

David Mitchell’s latest Booker Prize longlisted nominated novel has been dubbed a metaphysical thriller, a genre-bending tale that spans oceans and eras, a book that makes… 627 more words