Monthly Archives: December 2015

The ones that gave me pleasure in 2015

Looking back on a year of books five novels immediately poppedĀ into my head: The Children Act by Ian McEwan, The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Gap of Time by Jeanette … Continue reading

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Nell Zink || The Wallcreeper

Nell Zink gets high praise: she is a talent that has been discovered when already middle aged. It may be clear that I had to read her. Through chance my introduction to Nell Zink was The Wallcreeper. It started promising. … Continue reading

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Max Porter || Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Grief is the Thing with Feathers is a novel about grief, about a widower who in his desperation creates an imaginary compagnon: Crow. Grief is one of the most beautiful, one of the finest reflections on grief I’ve ever read … Continue reading

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Atticus Lish || Preparation for the Next Life

Preparation for the Next Life is a line main character Zou Lei encounters in a mosque in New York. She has ended up there hungry and without any money on one of those days things just do not work out … Continue reading

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Sandra Newman || The Country of Ice Cream Star

Adolescent Ice Cream Star does not grow up in comfortable surroundings: her world is populated by children only. A mysterious disease wiped out all the grown-ups, children never reach adulthood. This society of juveniles embroiders on ideas and images from … Continue reading

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