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‘The Van’ by Roddy Doyle

Thirty or so years ago, in modern parlance, Roddy Doyle was trending. His first two novels, The Commitments and The Snapper, had successfully transferred to the big screen. 494 more words

Literature

THE GREATER COMMON GOOD(ARTICLE) - ARUNDHATI ROY

THE GREATER COMMON GOOD ( Article about Narmada Protests )

“If you are to suffer, you should suffer in the interest of the country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, speaking to villagers who were to be displaced by the Hirakud Dam, 1948. 16,990 more words

Activist

Book Review: Interpreter of Maladies

#MyThoughts: No writer has the eye for details to real life situations as Lahiri.

Interpreter of Maladies that won the Pulitzer Award is deeply enthralling with simple but intensely emotional short stories that change your perspective of a lot of matters. 297 more words

Reading

#T - The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Genre: Contemporary Social Fiction

About the book:

Booker Prize Winner – Shouldn’t we definitely read it then? 147 more words

AToZ Challenge

Book Haul - Plympton Library for a change

I have collected a huge stack of books that I ordered from Plymouth libraries this week from Plympton Library for a change. I am moving away from the 200 page books that I have been reading as I have a few reviews in reserve and therefore can run the risk of reading a hefty book for a couple of weeks if I choose. 1,008 more words

Books

Book Review: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Lee Strasberg could teach you how to be a tree, but he couldn’t teach you how to be a nigger. – Paul Beatty, The Sellout… 762 more words

Life

‘The Finkler Question’ by Howard Jacobson

Having read English at Cambridge under F. R. Leavis and taught the subject at Selwyn College, Cambridge, you just know anything written by Howard Jacobson will not fall under ‘light read.’ But what you may not be prepared for is the wit, irony and warmth alongside the satire and intelligence. 593 more words

Literature