Literary Prizes Category

Reading the short list of literary prizes!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

The premise certainly is intriguing and the widespread acclaim encouraging. Yet I could not finish this book!

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist!

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist!

The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize has been announced! You can see my initial impressions on the longlist of 13 novels here.   The Man…

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. Book Review.

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. Book Review.

“Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on forever, all rested and stopped in…

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist!

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist!

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize has been announced! This is the premier literary award for books written in the English language and published in…

Judas, by Amos Oz

Judas, by Amos Oz

Anyone willing to change,” Shmuel said, “will always be considered a traitor by those who cannot change and are scared to death of change and don’t understand…

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The 2017 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is less than 24 hours from being announced! The six novels on the shortlist are each very different…

A Horse Walks into a Bar, by David Grossman

A Horse Walks into a Bar, by David Grossman

“But you’ll have to wait patiently, my friends, because this is a story that, honest to God, I have never told in a show. Never told it…

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

“One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’ And the other answers, ‘Because they could.’ That is the only answer there ever is.”  Naomi Alderman, in…

Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin

Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin

Amanda lies in a hospital bed, alone but for the young boy David who whispers in her ear. It is David who tells her she is dying. The…

The Unseen, by Roy Jacobsen

The Unseen, by Roy Jacobsen

“Islanders are never afraid, if they were they wouldn’t be able to live here…” Roy Jacobsen, in The Unseen The Unseen shows a way of life that…

The Man Booker International Prize: 2017 Shortlist!

The Man Booker International Prize: 2017 Shortlist!

The Man Booker International Prize was established in 2005, and until 2015 was given every second year to recognise one author in recognition of their body of work…

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Lincoln in the Bardo, and why I didn't finish it!
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The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland.
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  • Please tell me I'm not the only one... this book is so boring!
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I'm so disappointed!
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I am almost half way and think I will put it down for now. I may end up finishing it if it does win the Booker 😳
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