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Narcopolis - see Mumbai through a haze of cannabis

Narcopolis by the Indian author Jeet Thayil is a tale of obsession told through the blue haze of opium smoke and the white lines of and heroin powder. 719 more words

Book Reviews

Review: Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey

This is a big book, and it’s taken me a long time to read it. As an aside, I often find that big books take a disproportionately long time to read because they’re bigger and heavier to carry around – obviously not a problem for a more modern electronic approach to reading but this was one I checked out of my local library. 322 more words

Book Reviews

Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey

It’s 1 January 2017 when I’m writing this (Happy New Year!) although I actually read Theft in summer 2016.  Life, in the guise of renovating a house, then moving house, then a significant birthday, then making good the old house, conspired to get in the way of book reviews. 387 more words


The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Book Review)

There are quite a few books that I have read a second time and Aravind Adiga’s debut novel The White Tiger just made that cut. The poverty sarcasm-laced book won the coveted Man Booker tag for Adiga in 2008. 807 more words

Aravind Adiga

The Sea

“Perhaps all of life is a long preparation of the leaving of it.”

The Sea ~ John Banville 

This new year, I’ve set a brand new target of reading 50 books which I hope to surpass, and as of now; things are looking good. 276 more words


‘The English Patient’ by Michael Ondaatje

Sweeping vistas of the African Sahara desert spring to mind when approaching the reading of Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 Booker Prize winner – the result of the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the same name with its focus on the love story between the ‘English patient’ and the newly-wed British socialite, Katharine Clifton. 679 more words


2016 in books

I read a lot – always have done. In 2015 I read 62 books – click here for my favourite books of 2015. This year I didn’t quite manage that but I have gotten through 58 books, over one a week. 1,337 more words