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Enduring Love by Ian McEwan: A Book Review

I am not a great fan of Ian McEwan,but I always feel like reading his novels because I am mesmerized by his allegorical sentences as well as his labyrinthine plots and settings just the like of his Booker Prize winning… 393 more words

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Amnesia

The back jacket indicates that Peter Carey is available for select speaking engagements. I am thinking honorarium before I begin reading “Amnesia”. Peter Carey was a “Mad Man” in Australia, so self-promotion would not be inconsistent. 527 more words

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Book Review: A Narrow Road if Ever There Was One

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker, this is a truly harrowing book.

It follows the story of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor who becomes a POW in one of the heinous work camps of the Japanese, tasked with building an impossible railway line through Burma.  324 more words

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Hay Festival: The Age of Information

“Twitter literally destroys the brain,” exclaimed cult writer Nicola Barker as she discussed how the age of information is impacting the novel alongside Booker Prize-nominated author Deborah Levy. 258 more words

Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The girl with a camellia in her hair haunts Dorrigo Evans, a doctor in a prisoner-of-war camp. Will he ever return to her?

Last week, I reviewed… 435 more words

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler (2013)

We are all Completely Beside Ourselves was on the Booker long-list in 2014 and the general consensus appeared to be that it wouldn’t make it to the short list (it didn’t) because it was too ‘light’ and ‘funny’.   507 more words

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Judging Women

The writer Nicola Griffith has recently published the results of quantifying the success – or largely otherwise – of books by women and books about women in a number of major literary awards. 1,949 more words