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Netherland by Joseph O'Neill

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

Book Review

Sitting, reading on the bus, I laughed out loud. The man sitting next to me shifted and then changed seats. :-) I’m not mad… honest! ;-) 51 more words


Nadine Gordimer

Occasion for Loving (1963)
The Late Bourgeois World (1966)
A Guest of Honour (1970)
Burger’s Daughter (1979)
July’s People (1981)
A Sport of Nature (1987) 47 more words


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


A Lesson in Saving Work, & Man, the Man Booker Long List Isn't Really All That Long

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

(Late) Weekly Round-up: drunken rejection letters, war photography, and styles of writing

(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

Weekly Round-up

Booker 2014: The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

Ok, let’s get this out of the way straight away: The Wake is written throughout entirely in its own language – a shadow version of Old English which Kingsnorth created to make it intelligible for the modern reader. 988 more words