One of my students insisted that I read Ablutions by Patrick Dewitt. I was planning on reading it over Spring Break but I had a window of time last Friday, sans kids. 142 more words
Sometimes, when you read a book, you can’t help but picture the story in your head, almost as if it were a movie. And sometimes, you get the feeling that a book was pretty much written so that it could eventually become a movie. 516 more words
The first word that comes to mind about The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt is philosophical. And like many good western stories, movie and otherwise, this novel is full of dark and gritty greatness. 475 more words
It’s that time of year again: the longlist for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s richest literary prize, has been announced.
There are 147 titles on the list — from all corners of the world — all of which have been nominated by librarians, making it a proper “readers’ prize”. 529 more words