Tag Archives: Booker Prize Short List 2021

Anuk Arudpragasam || A Passage North

Not a lot happens in A Passage North. Nevertheless Arudpragasam succeeds in sharing an awful lot of information with his readers. He has chosen a contemplative style of writing and uses this to ‘transport’ thoughts, facts and reflections. In this … Continue reading

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Richard Powers ||Bewilderment

I must have read everything by Richard Powers and every time I am blown away by his work. This novel is no exception, even though Bewilderment is not a typical Powers. Usually the writer abounds in intricate story lines with … Continue reading

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Damon Galgut || The Promise

Galgut has written a clever novel that through the use of four different perspectives allows us to look inside the lives of the main characters at the same time subtly giving us insight the South-African state of mind. When the … Continue reading

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Maggie Shipstead || Great Circle

Shipstead has written an ambitious novel. One in which she couples the lives of two women, in the same time elaborating on the history of female aviation. Main character Marian Graves is one of the pioneering women who made a … Continue reading

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