Monthly Archives: August 2016

David Szalay || All That Man Is

ManBooker 2016 Longlist In eight stories David Szalay paints a rather sobering picture of ‘man’. He takes us along in the lives of eight men, each at a different age. They range from adolescent to senior, the latter turning out … Continue reading

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Wyl Menmuir || The Many

Man Booker Prize 2016 longlist Serious Spoiler Alert! The Many is about a dead adolescent: Perran. It is not quite clear whether he died from drowning of from swallowing polluted water. The fishing village in which he grew up has … Continue reading

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Jessica Tom || Food Whore

Food Whore proves that a decent blog will not automatically translate into a decent novel. Jessica Tom blogged about food and restaurants for years, I can understand her wanting to take the next step and move on to novels. It … Continue reading

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