Netherland by Joseph O’Neill is often compared to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The two books do share a superficial similarity. Both take place in and around New York and both are narrated by an outsider. 578 more words
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In Which The Man Booker Prize gatecrashes a perfectly enjoyable game of cricket, and in which we don't understand statistics. At all.
I suppose, before we start, I had best explain what is going on. Every year, following the announcement of the the long list of the Man Booker Prize, i set myself the challenge of reading each book before the shortlist announcement – basically 13 books in about a month an a half. 1,161 more words
Okay, so who knew that WordPress doesn’t always autosave? Because I didn’t.
*turns air blue*
I deleted it.
I deleted the entire previous incarnation of this post, because I’m an idiot. 396 more words
(Hitler’s Bathtub, by Lee Miller)
I know. Weekly round-up on a Tuesday? And none last Thursday? I promise I will learn my days of the week soon*. 303 more words