Book Reviews

This page lists the books I’ve read and reviewed in the order I’ve read them, with the most recent at the top.

James Kelman. How late it was, how late. 1994 winner – Read May 2017

Michael Ondaatje. The English Patient. Joint 1992 winner with Barry Unsworth’s Sacred Hunger – Read April 2017

Paul Beatty. The Sellout. 2016 winner – Read March 2017.

Graham Swift. Last Orders. 1996 winner – Read February 2017. 

Peter Carey. Oscar and Lucinda. 1988 winner – Read December 2016 & January 2017.

Kerri Hulme. The Bone People. 1985 winner -Read November 2016. 

Thomas Keneally. Schindler’s Ark. 1982 winner – Read September 2016. 

Ben Okri. The Famished Road. 1991 winner – Read August 2016.

Penelope Lively. Moon Tiger1987 winner – Read July 2016.

Pat Barker. The Ghost Road. 1995 winner – Read June 2016.

William Golding. Rites of Passage. 1980 winner – Read May 2016.

Roddy Doyle. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. 1993 winner – Read May 2016.

Hilary Mantel. Bring up the bodies2012 winner – Read April 2016.

Marlon James. A brief history of seven killings. 2015 winner – Read Jan-March 2016.

Barry Unsworth. Sacred Hunger. 1992 winner – Read February 2016.

Penelope Lively. Offshore. 1979 winner – Read February 2016.

Iris Murdoch. The Sea, The Sea. 1978 winner – Read January 2016

A.S.Byatt. Possession. 1990 winner – Read January 2016

Kingsley Amis. The Old Devils. 1986 winner – Read December 2015.

David Storey. Saville. 1976 winner – Read December 2015.

J.M. Coetzee. The life and times of Michael K. 1983 winner – Read November 2015.

J.M. Coetzee. Disgrace. 1999 winner – Read November 2015.

Anita Brookner. Hotel du Lac. 1984 winner – Read November 2015.

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. 1979 winner – Read October 2015.

Paul Scott. Staying on. 1977 winner – Read October 2015.

Salman Rushdie. Midnights Children. 1981 winner – Read June 2015 (maybe?!).

Stanley Middleton. Holiday. 1974 winner – Read September 2015.

Peter Carey. The true history of the Kelly gang. 2001 winner – Listened to September 2015.

DBC Pierre. Vernon God Little. – 2003 winner – Listened to August 2015.

Kazuo Ishiguro. The remains of the day. 1989 winner – Listened to July 2015.

Alan Hollinghurst. The Line of Beauty2004 winner – Listened to July 2015.

Nadime Gordinger. The Conservationist. Joint 1974 winner – Read May / June 2015.

Aravind Adiga. The White Tiger. 2008 winner – Listened to May 2015.

Richard Flanagan. The Narrow Road to the Deep North. 2014 winner – Read March 2015.

Julian Barnes. The Sense of an Ending. 2011 winner – Read February 2015

J.G. Farrell. The Siege of Krishnapur. 1973 winner – Read January 2015

Hilary Mantel. Wolf Hall. 2009 winner – “Read” October-December 2014

Kiran Desai. The Inheritance of Loss. 2006 winner – Read December 2014

Eleanor Catton. The Luminaries.  2013 winner – Read November 2014

Ian McEwan. Amsterdam.  1998 winner – Read October 2014

John Berger. G. 1972 winner – Read September 2014

V.S. Naipaul. In a Free State. 1971 winner –  Read July 2014

Bernice Rubens. The Elected Member.  1970  winner – Read June 2014

J.G Farrell. Troubles. 1970 ‘Lost man booker prize’ winner – Read May / June 2014

Margaret Atwood. The Blind Assassin. 2000 winner – Read April 2014

Howard Jacobsen. The Finkler Question. 2010 winner – Read February/March 2014

Anne Enright. The Gathering. 2007 winner – Read January 2014

John Banville. The Sea. 2005 winner – Read January 2014.

Arundhati Roy. The God of Small Things. 1997 winner – Read December 2013

P.H. Newby. Something to answer for. 1969 winner – Read November 2013

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