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"It Happens All The Time": Anne Tyler's "A Spool of Blue Thread"

Whilst reviewing the Women’s Prize shortlist earlier this year, I never made it to what is reputed to be Anne Tyler’s final novel (bar an entry in the… 1,527 more words


Yarn along

Yarn along

Oh my it’s Wednesday again, the week has gone by in what can only be described as a thick, underwater like fog ( scientifically I’m not sure underwater fog is a real thing).   324 more words


Review: Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee

This isn’t a nice story and the book doesn’t have nice, easy to like characters, but there was something that kept me going through it, Coetzee’s writhing style (bar a chapter of over the top prose about a Byron opera Lurie is writing) kept me wanting to find out what would happen in the end – to his whole cast of dislikeable characters. 157 more words

Book Reviews

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize, ‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ by Bill Clegg opens with an explosion caused by a gas leak at June Reid’s house on the morning of her daughter’s wedding. 373 more words


Good reads: Disgrace

Disgrace by Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace. Vintage Books. 2000

This book is the winner of the renowned Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 as well as the winner of the 1999 Booker Prize. 176 more words

Good Reads

Jupiter falls short

Sleeping on Jupiter
Anuradha Roy
Quercus Books /MacLehose Press

Sleeping on Jupiter takes place over five days in the fictional Indian town of Jarmuli, a city situated by the ocean and the home of several famous temples. 291 more words


"It's All Just Ink-Blots": Tom McCarthy's "Satin Island"

Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island was the only novel on the 2015 Booker shortlist that I had already read. When I try to recall it, recpature the experience of reading the thing in order to write a post hoc review of it, what I come back with primarily is blankness. 829 more words