Monthly Archives: November 2015

Rosalie Hamm || The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker is somewhere in between a nice feel good novel and ‘literature’. There is just not enough character development or structural ingenuity for the latter, the stereotypes are interesting enough to give the novel that extra touch . The novel furthermore … Continue reading

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Anuradha Roy || Sleeping on Jupiter

  Sleeping on Jupiter is one of the novels nomitated for the Man Booker Prize; it did not get past the Long List. It obviously fulfilled the never mentioned demand of the jury for something terrible to occur. In this … Continue reading

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Jeanette Winterson || The Gap of Time

The Gap of Time is a retelling. It’s Winterson’s version of Shakespeare’s A Winter Tale. Winterson continues in a tradition well known in the Bard’s time, she also adds a very personal touch. One of the characters, Perdita, is a … Continue reading

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George Gissing || New Grub Street

New Grub Street is a classic that escaped me until now. Either I did not pay attention during class or it escaped the attention of my tutors as well. The novel was recently translated into Dutch and was given a … Continue reading

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Ann Leckie || Ancillary Justice

Scifi to me was always something to be watched on telly or on the big screen, not to be read. I still watch Doctor Who, the first three Star War movies are great and Star Trek will always remain my favourite. … Continue reading

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