Monthly Archives: February 2017

Edna O’Brien || The Little Red Chairs

Spoiler Alert Somewhere around page 90 it becomes clear that the charismatic healer who has turned up in a small Irish village, is of a definite violent disposition and that he might not be who he claims to be. The … Continue reading

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Carrie Brown || The Stargazer’s Sister

The Stargazer’s Sister is a true story, based on the lives of William and Lina Herschel, two astronomers whose discoveries led to major breakthroughs in the 19th century. William was convinced space contained more than could be shown up to that … Continue reading

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Sarah Perry || The Essex Serpent

Perry’s first novel surprised because of the underlying tension gradually building up and ending with a surprising bang. In The Essex Serpent the reverse is the case. The fear of a scary, dragon-like sea creature is keeping an entire village … Continue reading

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Han Kang || The Vegetarian

SPOILER ALERT Han Kang was rewarded the International Booker Prize for this novel. I suspect the subtle way it leads to its conclusion has a lot to do with that. The novel consists of three parts that describe determining episodes in … Continue reading

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