Monthly Archives: April 2017

Ayòbámi Adébáyò || Stay With Me

Short List Spoiler Alert From the start it is clear that main characters Yejide’s and Akin’s marriage fell through. In the pages that follow Adébáyò shows us how. By switching perspectives of time and character, the reader is shown step … Continue reading

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Nathan Hill || The Nix

At the station I was confronted with posters advertizing The Nix for months and months. It took ages for the novel to arrive through the library, I was definitely not the only one wanting to read it. In such cases … Continue reading

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Naomi Alderman || The Power

Short List SPOILER ALERT Alderman has written a convincing novel about a world in which women are able to seize power by virtue of a newly developed anatomical device called a skein. From the moment women can control men by … Continue reading

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Maria Sempre || Today It Will Be Different

I read on the internet that Today It Will Be Different will be made into a movie starring Julia Roberts. I dare wager a bet that she’ll run around with uncombed hair, no (visible) make-up and clothes that would have … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon || Moonglow

Moonglow is a feel good novel. Chabon takes his readers along in the life of a sympathetic engineer, type act first think later, with a rather inflexible focus on things. On his deathbed he talks about his life whilst his … Continue reading

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Annie Proulx || Barkskins

To be frank, I’m not sure Barkskins is a stunning novel. I personally am not that fond of historic novels with lots and lots of enumerations. And given the fact that Proulx embarks on a journey spanning four centuries of … Continue reading

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