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Hanya Yanagihara's Little Life with the Book Group

Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life (Picador 2015)

We keep deciding we’re not going to pick big books for the Book Group, and then we keep picking them. 1,285 more words


Reading Project 2016 - The Natural Way of Things #7

I consumed this book within a week. (A week!) It was a page turner so unlike the last book I read. I actually heard a review of it on… 217 more words


Book Review: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

4.5/5 Stars

Holy shit. This is a ferocious beast of a novel. If you combined Margaret Atwood, Lord of the Flies, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Furiosa from Mad Max, you would get this book. 228 more words


Two Extraordinary New Books: Charlotte Wood's The Natural Way of Things& Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl

Oh, we bloggers.  We are so picky.  I have impeccable taste, the blogger says.   Well, don’t we all, you say (and it’s probably true). But we… 1,171 more words

The Natural Way of Things

Read 26/06/2016-28/06/2016

Rating: 5 stars (but really 100 stars, 1000 stars, all the stars)

I want to say so many things about this book. I want to talk about it as allegory, as fact, as reportage, as fucked up fairytale. 799 more words

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The Natural Way Of Things

Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in an abandoned property in the middle of a desert. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear strange uniforms, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious armed jailers and a ‘nurse’. 817 more words

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Book Review - Aiyaiyai

Aiyaiyai is not the name of the book (although that would be a cool title), it’s an expression to summarise how I am now feeling. On the plane this afternoon I read Charlotte Wood’s novel, “The Natural Way of Things”. 323 more words