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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: The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst

Hollinghurst’s 2004 winner of the Booker prize, The Line of Beauty, is set in the early 1980s in the aftermath of Margaret thatcher winning her second term in office.┬áThe book lays out a number of big themes from the outset … 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 Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

I got really swept up in this book in a way that doesn’t happen very often (and even less frequently when I’m not on holiday). The title, ‘The Narrow Road to the deep north’ refers to the Burma death railway … 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: G – John Berger (1972 winner)

I’ve got a confession to make with this review… I’ve read a couple of other peoples reviews of this book before I’ve written my own. Not the most controversial of things I know but it’s one of those little rules … Continue reading

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