Monthly Archives: October 2014

Akhil Sharma || Family Life

Just imagine you have left India to go and live in the United States of America with your parents and older brother. All is going swell and then your brother dives into a pool, bumps his head, remains under water … Continue reading

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Curtis Sittenfeld || Sisterland

Though Sisterland seems to be a novel about twins and their paranormal sensitivity, I found it foremost to be a novel about not taking things for granted. In Sisterland twins Vi and Kate (original name Daisy) are born with paranormal … Continue reading

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Meg Wolitzer || The Interestings

On the internet I read that the Interestings was the book to read in 2013. America was lyrical about it. I reserved it at the library and had to wait for months to finally pick it up. When I started … Continue reading

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Amanda Coe || Getting Colder

I was sent an uncorrected bound proof by Virago because I was one of ten who reacted to their tweet. ‘Would I like to write a review on Getting Colder?’. Yes, I would! In Amanda Coe’s Getting Colder the main … Continue reading

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Howard Jacobson || J

Warning: this blog is going to contain serious spoilers. You’d better not read it if you want to be surprised. In any case: I have my doubts about this novel. In J the world has survived a catastrophe that may … Continue reading

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Richard Flanagan || The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The months and days are the travellers of eternity. The years that come and go are also voyagers. Those who float away their lives on ships or who grow old leading horses are forever journeying, and their homes are wherever … Continue reading

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Ali Smith || How to Be both

Short List Booker Prize 2014 Halfway through the 3rd paragraph there is going to be a serious spoiler. Be warned! When I started reading How to Be Both I was slightly apprehensive: was I about to read a very long … Continue reading

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