Monthly Archives: December 2015

Review: The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis

I listened to this novel as an audio book, another one for the early commute. Unfortunately Amis’ novel about a group of old friends knocking back countless bottles of white wine and pints of beer made me feel slightly queasy … Continue reading

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Review: Saville – David Storey 

The book starts in a very unassuming way, over the first couple of chapters it sets the scene of war time family life in a rural pit village. It explores aspects of class, equality and family life. The Saville’s are … Continue reading

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Review: The life and times of Michael K. – J.M.Coetzee

Michael K goes through his life being either underestimated – assumed to be stupid for being a young man with a cleft palate – or over estimated – assumed to be part of the resistance against the war for being … Continue reading

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