Monthly Archives: July 2015

Aislinn Hunter || The World Before Us

Two days after having finished The World Before Us, I am still not sure what to think of  it. I suspect the novel is meant to say something important about the consequences of a traumatic episode on a persons life. I … Continue reading

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Helen MacDonald || H is for Hawk

I did not intend to read H is for Hawk; an autobiography on training a hawk? Fat chance. A fellow blogger’s enthousiastic report made me change my mind. She claimed that H is for Hawk resembled literature. Where ‘normal’ autobiographies … Continue reading

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Penelope Fitzgerald || The Bookshop & Offshore

I had never heard of Penelope Fitzgerald; she became known as a writer when she was already in her sixties. In my defense: she won the Booker Prize in 1978, the year I started studying English literature at university. At … Continue reading

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Kate Atkinson || A God in Ruins

Warning: serious spoiler in this blog! Atkinson has steadily become one of the major contemporary authors. Her Case Histories are more than just detectives, her literary work excels time and time again. In her afterword she explains that for her … Continue reading

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Alena Graedon ||The Word Exchange

Alena Graedon has a message: be careful with your ever so convenient smart phone, tablet or computer. They can badly influence your intelligence and you might never know who is trying to abuse them. Where Dave Eggers concentrated on peer … Continue reading

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