Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sarah Hall || The Wolf Border

Three story lines meet in The Wolf Border: the re-introduction of wolves into Cumbria, the unexpected pregnancy of main character Rachel and her younger brother’s drugs addiction. Rachel, just over 40, has chosen a life dedicated to the study and … Continue reading

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Hanya Yanagihara || A Little Life

A Little Life must be the saddest, the most disconcerting novel I’ve read for a long time. Even the positive chapters are all about the efforts to have main person Jude lead a happy life and prevent him from killing … Continue reading

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Philipp Meyer || American Rust

Be warned, American Rust is not exactly an uplifting novel. Two young men who do their utmost to have their lives fail, parents who have already managed to do that just fine, a sister who has married for money in … Continue reading

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