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Review: Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger is the story of Claudia, a woman coming to the end of her life, reflecting and drifting back and forth from the past to the current time, both consciously and subconsciously. The book tells the story of “the … Continue reading

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Review: Holiday – Stanley Middleton

‘Holiday’ tells the story of Edwin Fisher, a lecturer going through a crisis in his mid-thirties, following the death of his young child and the subsequent separation from his wife. At times this novel reminded me of ‘The Conservationist’ – … Continue reading

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Review: The Conservationist – Nadime Gordinger

The protagonist of this book is a man called Mehring, a white South African, and being set in the 1970s the apartheid is the major theme beneath the characters. Mehring is a rich business man (made his money in pig … Continue reading

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Review: The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger is something so unusual it comes along only once in a generation. In the book the ‘White Tiger’ is Balram Halwai. The book is written through a series of late night letters from Balram to the Chinese … Continue reading

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Review: The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

This books is funny, sad, wise and reflective. Definitely not all at once, it moves through the mental states of the protagonist whilst also moving he moves through youth and then old age. ┬áThe book only has 2 chapters which … Continue reading

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Review: The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell

Something that I have noticed about the winners of the booker prize so far (the ones I have read) is that lots of them are set in or about colonial India and The Siege of Krishnapur is no different. I … Continue reading

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Review: Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

A lady called Wendy has written a brilliant opener to her review of Wolf Hall on the good reads website, and whilst I don’t have the grammatical knowledge to agree or disagree with the rest of her review I think … Continue reading

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