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Review: Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

“Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge”

More than fifty years on, Iris Chase is remembering Laura’s mysterious death. 282 more words

Book Reviews

Why you should read 'The Sense of an Ending' (J.Barnes)

Synopsis: Tony Webster and his clique met Adrian,a queer but brilliant boy,in high school.Swearing their lives would be different,the unruly youngsters would go through the wild sixties together,experiencing love,deception and reality.Several decades elapsed,and Tony is now a retired grandfather.But his quiet life is disrupted when a lawyer’s letter rolls back the years. 998 more words

Literature

'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' by Mohsin Hamid

A rooftop café in Lahore overlooking the bazaar, drinking tea. Western-educated Changez talks to an unnamed American, telling him of his life story – a scholarship to Princeton, top of his class, snapped up by an elite global valuation firm. 296 more words

Literature

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

First of all, in this blog I’m going to discuss events in books. I will try to give a spoiler alert, but if you don’t want to know key plot points about books you think you might read, then don’t read my posts about them until after you’ve read the book. 304 more words

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A.S.Byatt ...

A.S. Byatt, born 24 August 1936, is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. 522 more words

Writer

Amsterdam - Ian McEwan

“Ian McEwan is a damned good writer” – Nicholas Lezard

Winner of the Man Booker Prize (a highly prestigious award for UK published novels), Amsterdam… 522 more words

Book Review

The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

Book #92

REVIEWER: Tall, Short, Tiny & a Pickle

It’s been a number of years since I first read The God of Small Things, and in order to write this review, I had to flick through a few pages to reacquaint myself with the story. 438 more words

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