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2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist To Be Announced Tomorrow

It’s that time of year again! The 2016 Man Booker Prize longlist will be announced tomorrow at noon London time. Those of you who have been reading this blog over the last five years know that I post frequently on the competition, including reviews of the selections. 38 more words

Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood: A Review

Margaret Atwood is one amongst my favourite contemporary authors. I was introduced to her books during my high school years. Aimlessly wandering through the high school library, halting happily whenever a familiar name or an interesting book cover caught my eye, I was immediately drawn to the Blind Assassin albeit by its cover. 944 more words


The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist: Predictions, Possibilities and Preferences

Although I have been following several major literary awards for the past few years, I have never written a blog post specifically outlining my predictions for the Man Booker Prize… until now. 1,252 more words


Late July & Early August TBR Books

Still on course to catch up with my reading this year, I will try to finish these 4 books by early August:

1. The Outsider – Albert Camus… 349 more words


A Note About The Booker Prize

So what’s the Booker Prize?  The Booker Prize is Britain’s most prestigious literary award.  It’s also a very lucrative one. The winner receives 50,000 pounds in addition to a considerable sales boost.  208 more words

The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Twenty-five years is a long time to wait to read a novel. To be frank, I’m not entirely sure it was worth it. The Famished Road… 347 more words

The Famished Road

‘The Testament of Mary’ by Colm Toibin

To say Colm Toibin’s 2012 novella is controversial is an understatement. The Catholic World Report described it, on publication, as “the latest piece of Catholic-hating detritus” and stated “May God yet forgive and save the eternally precious soul of the profoundly sad and angry author of this tragic, worthless lie.” 389 more words