Tag Archives: Booker Prize

Nathan Harris || The Sweetness of Water

Beautiful novel about human relationships in a village that has to come to terms with war and slavery ending. Racism is to enter their world. Continue reading

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Francis Spufford || Light Perpetual

A novel translating the energy of a possible bomb into words. Loved the way Spufford takes us along in the lives of five decent citizen. Continue reading

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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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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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Mary Lawson || A Town Called Solace

Bookerprize Longlist 2021 A Town Called Solace is one of those subdued, gentle novels I love. I had not heard of Lawson, I am glad the Booker put me on her trail. In A Town Called Solace she expertly connects … Continue reading

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Rachel Cusk || Second Place

Booker Prize Longlist 2021 Lots of discussion on this latest Cusk: it kind of deviates from her previous novels. Whilst they excel in a rather distant style with an aloof narrator who observes and passes on mostly, in Second Place … Continue reading

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