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'Room' by Emma Donoghue

I guess it’s been a really long time since the last post, considering that I had been updating the blog fairly regularly. But sometimes, things beyond my control happen, like semester exams. 366 more words

Book Review

Midnight’s Children — Salman Rushdie


Sorry for the delay in publishing posts lately: I have spent the last month or so either away in India or catching up on my massive backlog of work for having been away in India. 412 more words

Man Booker Prize

The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

After a really tedious read of The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, I admit I was a little hesitant to pick up Aravind Adiga’s Booker Prize winner (Roy’s book dimmed my view of the Booker Prize’s standard) The White Tiger. 470 more words

Books

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a love story unfolding over half a century between a doctor and his uncle’s wife.

Taking its title from one of the most famous books in Japanese literature, written by the great haiku poet Basho, Flanagan’s novel has as its heart one of the most infamous episodes of Japanese history, the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in World War II. 61 more words

Booker Prize

Flanagan. Rachmaninoff. The Dog.

Richard Flanagan may well be the only writer in the history of the prestigious prize to win the Man Booker, and be nominated for the worst sex scene in fiction in the same book by the… 597 more words

a pile of new books

I took the opportunity of my weekend trip to Gainesville to order a pile of books on amazon, thanks to my amazon associate account (and hence thanks to all Og’s readers doubling as amazon customers!). 325 more words

University Life

COULD YOU WRITE A BOOK?

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By Suzi Henderson: Fiction Editor

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Millions of readers around the world love books. Stories that lure you in until you are wholly immersed in the world they create, losing yourself for hours. 772 more words

Fiction