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‘In Custody’ by Anita Desai

Anita Desai’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel is possibly the most frustrating reads I have had the misfortune of encountering in a very long time. To say I disliked it is a complete understatement. 323 more words


Buried Intentions: A Review of "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

In Ishiguro’s 2015 novel, his seventh, a couple of Christian Britains, the loving husband and wife team Axl and Beatrice, decide it’s a good idea to visit their son in a neighboring village. 717 more words

Exit West - Open World Refugee Crisis

If migration were as easy as walking through a door, would the world lose its borders and live as one? Or would they fight amongst each other for territory. 694 more words

Book Reviews

No Award

It’s official. Literary awards mean nothing and are little more than political plays. The actual content of a book and whether it meets the criteria of the award is irrelevant. 806 more words


Book Awards Season is (finally) here!!!

Some of us get excited about our kids going back to school, and some of us get excited about pumpkin spice season.  I’m sure I’m not alone in absolutely adoring fall because it marks the arrival of book award season — that wonderful time of the year when my TBR pile strains beyond all hope of ever reading every book on it — and I love it. 994 more words

Patricia's Picks

‘The Glass Room’ by Simon Mawer

“I will design you a life. Not a mere house to live in, but a whole way of life.” So states modernist German architect Rainer von Abt to the recently married Landauers, a wealthy couple living in the recently independent Czechoslovakia. 627 more words


Happy Birthday, Sir William Golding!

Sir William Gerald Golding CBE (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel Lord of the Flies, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature and was also awarded the Booker Prize for fiction in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book in what became his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth. 84 more words