Monthly Archives: February 2015

Celeste Ng || Everything I Never Told You

The world of the Lee’s collapses when daughter Lydia is found dead. Suicide as far as the police is concerned. Ng shows us how mother Marilyn, father James, brother Nath and sister Hannah react to Lydia’s death. She also looks … Continue reading

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Colum McCann || Transatlantic

The first two chapters of Transatlantic I tried to read in bed, and failed. I fell asleep after having read one or two pages. So I decided to give the novel a second chance: one hour in the morning and … Continue reading

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Ian McEwan || The Children Act

A few months ago I put away Solar unfinished; the novel could just not interest me. It was with some apprehension that I started reading the latest novel by the man I consider to be one of my favourite novelists … Continue reading

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Anthony Doerr || All the Light We Cannot See

Doerr could easily have written one of many average novels on World War Two. He has managed to add something to his novel by his style of writing: Doerr is the observer, he tells a story, he does not add … Continue reading

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Marilynne Robinson || Lila

Lila is Robinson’s second novel about a little town in Iowa, Gilead. Where she let John Ames, the preacher, tell his story in Gilead, it is now his wife Lila’s turn. Both novels are demure and written lovingly, Lila is … Continue reading

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Charlotte Grimshaw || Soon

In Soon a 4-year old is told tales about a dwarf called Soon by his mother. Tales that are definitely not suited for a 4-year old and which bear a close resemblance to the world around young Johnnie. He is … Continue reading

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Richard Powers ||Orfeo

Spoiler alert in the second part of my blog Powers is never one to write easy books. I must admit that Orfeo is one of the tougher ones. This has nothing to do with the structure or the intricate, well-wrought … Continue reading

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