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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

This is my favourite so far of the Booker Prize shortlist for this year. It is the story of a girl who begins her life in Zimbabwe, then moves to the US. It is beautifully written in the first person, … Continue reading

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The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

Many of the novels on the Booker Prize shortlist are quite short this year.  This one is 82 pages long.  It is about a woman who needs no introduction, so that is perhaps why Toibin can get away with it.  … Continue reading

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Harvest by Jim Crace

That time of year has come around again and the Booker Prize Shortlist has been announced. This is the first year that Americans have been included in the prize but this writer is British. The book is set in deepest, … Continue reading

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Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil book review

I have read a few novels around addiction, and I should probably stop, because I never get them and I never really like them (Irvine Welsh excepted). I just do not have that kind of personality he describes, the attitude … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce This is about a man who feels guilty for just about everything he has or has not done in his past. He has had his share of problems, but once upon … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2012 Longlist in Sin City

Man Booker Prize 2012 Longlist in Sin City In previous years I have made an effort to read all the books on the Man Booker Prize shortlist. Back then, I was living in England, and the library had all the books … Continue reading

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