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Brendan O'Connell
On a mission to get the world reading again!
On a mission to get the world reading again!
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The Lives of Others By Neel Mukherjee ISBN: 978-0-701-18629-6 It’s not
beyond the realms of reasonableness, when sitting down to a tale of over 500
pages, to prepare to settle into a tale of depth, complexity and expansiveness.
But before you do so with thi...

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We Are Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
This blog is specifically for comment on the Man Booker Prize for fiction, based in the U.K. There are, at the moment, six shortlisted books each year, and as I read them, I will offer my review, without revealing the plot! I want to talk about the readabi...

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This blog is specifically for comment on the Man Booker Prize for fiction, based in the U.K. There are, at the moment, six shortlisted books each year, and as I read them, I will offer my review, without revealing the plot! I want to talk about the readabi...

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler ISBN: 9781781254967 Starting a story in the middle is a confusing thing to do;
both for the person telling the tale and certainly for the person hearing it
for the first time. It requires an immediate ...

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The In Between World of
Vikram Lall By M.G. Vassanji ISBN: 10-1-4000-7565-0 When I first
picked this book up, I was expecting...I don’t know what really, but it
certainly wasn’t what I got! It is one of the most avid reads I have had for a
long time. Perhap...

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Silent House By Orhan Pamuk ISBN: 978-0-571-27592-2 Set in the
1980’s pre revolution Turkey, Pamuk takes us off to a small seaside town, to a
house that is in a state of disrepair, wherein lives a ninety year old
grandmother, looked after by her dwarf serva...

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A Land without Jasmine by Ajdi Muhammad Abduh al-Ahdal ISBN
978-1-85964-312-9 This short
story, from the Yemen is a tale that can be read in one sitting; indeed it
probably should be to get the full effect of the moral. It is told in the first
person, howev...

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Zimbabwe The Hangman’s Replacement By Taona Dumisani Chivenenko Full of intrigue, mystery, humour and secretive; well, that
about covers the author! This book has been written by the above named person,
who has no immediately available image on ‘Google’, tr...

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Pakistan The Blind Man’s Garden By Nadeem Aslam ISBN
978-0-571-28794-9 Pakistan – contemporary times, with young, passionate angry
men who see their country, and neighbouring Afghanistan being invaded by
westerners, infidels who are putting the very fabric ...
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