Monthly Archives: September 2016

Graham Swift || Mothering Sunday

Sometimes a novel grasps you, right from the start. Could it be the first sentence that sets a dreamy almost fairy tale context: “Once upon a time, before the boys were killed and when there were more horses than cars … Continue reading

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Graeme Macrae Burnet || His Bloody Project

ManBooker Longlist 2016 Frankly I do not get why this novel made it to the ManBooker 2016 longlist. It’s structure is hardly original: let’s pretend I’ve found an authentic manuscript belonging to a 17th century murderer and add some reports … Continue reading

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Ottessa Moshfegh || Eileen

ManBooker Longlist 2016 Eileen is a rather detached novel about the cruel youth of an elderly woman. As a woman in her sixties she has come to terms with who she is; she has an astute sense of her minor … Continue reading

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