Monthly Archives: October 2016

Yaa Gyasi || Homegoing

In Homegoing Yaa Gyasi deals with slavery and its long-term consequences on the lives of many people. She¬†starts her novel in the 17th century in the Gold Coast of Africa. Not with the original start of slavery, she would have … Continue reading

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Emma Cline || The Girls

I had been planning to read The Girls for quite some time; the novel, loosely based on the Charles Manson group including the brutal murders, got praise all over. Usually I am slightly wary of novels that are being hyped. … Continue reading

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Paul Beatty || The Sellout

Shortlist 2016 How to stress a wrong? By exaggerating and turning things around. Having said so in The Sellout the main character is charged with the possession of a slave and he is trying to improve the self esteem of … Continue reading

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Madeleine Thien || Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Short list 2016 In the eighties it became clear that communist China was not all it had proclaimed to be. The first flaws in its image were shown. Mao and his cultural revolution had managed to ruin the country in … Continue reading

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Deborah Levy || Hot Milk

Short List I have a slight problem with Deborah Levy. I find that she writes exceedingly well and structures her novels excellently. For some kind of reason however she fits three to four very complicated characters into one novel. It … Continue reading

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