Tag Archives: Great reading

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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Imbolo Mbue || How Beautiful We Were

How Beautiful We Were is one of those novels you should read when you want to know why we have to think twice about using oil. The novel explicitly describes what happens when a Western-world oil company  joins forces with … Continue reading

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Carys Davies || The Mission House

Davies has written a novel which focusses on relationships. Or rather, on the way events determine our capability to have fulfilling relationships. Or not. Main character Hilary Bird is an anxious person. I suspect that in real life he would … 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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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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Anna Hope || Expectation a Novel

Another title that can be interpretated in more than one way. Expectation is multi-layered. One of my very first blogs was about Anna Hope’s Wake. I was very pleased with that novel at the time. Naturally I was wondering whether … Continue reading

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Kazuo Ishiguro || Klara

Ishiguro has written another dystopic novel. Once again one in which the threat is hovering in the background. There are references to brutalities, they are never described directly. Main character Klara is the obvious sign Ishiguro has taken us to … Continue reading

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