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Book Review: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. 741 more words

Book Blogging

No 703 The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

See, I’ve gone and done it again.

I’ve sneaked in another little novella, too tempted by my proximity to the magic 600’s to stick with The House of Mirth (which I reiterate again, I am really enjoying!). 762 more words

20 Books Of Summer

A Tale For The Time Being

This unassuming novel is a tour de force. It was short listed for the 2013 Booker Prize. I read and reviewed two other 2013 Booker short listed novels. 595 more words

Book Review

Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

Some time ago I picked up David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and, to my slight shame, it is still on the ‘to-read’ pile teetering by my bedside. 439 more words


Cannonball Read 6, Book 42: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

The award for the best title of 2014 has to go to Karen Joy Fowler, don’t we think? It is the reason I even gave this a second glance, and then the deliciously cryptic description hooked me right in. 579 more words


Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha — Roddy Doyle

I started this post ready to jump straight into a discussion of the book but while doing a little bit of background research I stumbled upon a surprising (at least to me) fact. 780 more words

Man Booker Prize

The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

For some reason, in recent years I’ve enjoyed reading Booker Prize losers more than the winners so I had wavered for a long time over whether to read Eleanor Catton’s 2013 winning novel, The Luminaries. 463 more words