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Review: The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

This books is funny, sad, wise and reflective. Definitely not all at once, it moves through the mental states of the protagonist whilst also moving he moves through youth and then old age.   331 more words

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The Bone Clocks

I received a copy of The Bone Clocks for my birthday in December last year. I was really looking forward to reading it as many people have given it great reviews. 561 more words

Review: The Siege of Krishnapur - J.G. Farrell

Something that I have noticed about the winners of the booker prize so far (the ones I have read) is that lots of them are set in or about colonial India and The Siege of Krishnapur is no different. 274 more words


Review: Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel

A lady called Wendy has written a brilliant opener to her review of Wolf Hall on the good reads website, and whilst I don’t have the grammatical knowledge to agree or disagree with the rest of her review I think she hit the nail on the head in the first paragraph… 440 more words


Review: The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

I’ve just got back from a 2 week holiday – at least of week of which was dedicated to beach time. Because of this I decided a perfect holiday download on my Kindle would be Eleanor Catton’s weighty tome ‘The Luminaries’ (848 pages!) 366 more words


One third of the Booker shortlist and one from the longlist

Nine years ago I was quite pleased to have read one of the Booker-shortlisted books before the list was announced. It was Arthur and George… 498 more words


Review - Ali Smith, How to be Both

Ali Smith’s Booker nominated novel, How to be Both, opens itself to the reader like an ornate triptych, flanked by two initially distinct parts, which gradually colour and blur to form a beautiful central image. 920 more words