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Review: How late it was, how late. James Kelman. 

The last book to read of my challenge and it’s a classic Booker prize novel, a little bit unusual and strange and in all honesty – quite hard to read. The book is a stream of consciousness novel written in a … Continue reading

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Review: The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

I’ve been reading this book for months and months, I think I checked it out the library last year, pre Christmas. It got so bad they stopped letting me renew it online so I had to go into the library … Continue reading

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Review: The Bone People – Keri Hulme 

This is a complex book wrapped in Maori myth and unusual characters. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did and in fact raced through the first couple of hundred pages on holiday before having to slow … Continue reading

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Review: Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

I think this book is the first that’s really blown me away of all the Booker winners I’ve read so far. I was (& still am) a bit confused as to why it won the Booker prize for fiction when … Continue reading

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Review: The Famished Road – Ben Okri

I’ve never been a massive fan of fantasy genre books (Ahem… with the exception of Harry Potter) but the Famished Road is well off the scale on the fantasy realms. Telling the story of Azaro, young spirit child, in a … Continue reading

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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: Sacred hunger – Barry Unsworth

It feels like it has been a while since I’ve really been gripped by one of the Booker winners, but somewhere between the host of likeable and hateful characters, the tough subject matter and a good to and fro between … Continue reading

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