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Review: The Vegetarian – Han Kang

I hadn’t planned on adding to my already towering pile of books in Bali until I flew to Singapore on a visa run. Despite already having three books packed for my three day break, as I was perusing the shelves of the airport bookshop, I added a further three; The Vegetarian, The Monk Who Sold […]

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Review: Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life of Pi is one of those books that’s been on my radar for a number of years now. Having won the Man Booker Prize in 2002 and been recommended to me by multiple friends I certainly didn’t mean to wait over a decade since its publication to read it – but alas, as with […]

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Review: A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

I was gifted A Little Life for my 30th birthday by two of my wonderful friends Nik and Mitch. With a matter of hours to spare before the clock struck midnight on the final eve of my twenties, I had finished the long, laborious, emotional and enriching challenge of finishing the BBC Top 100; a feat that […]

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Review: Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

When deciding which books to take on holiday to Australia with me, it was harder than I thought to select a couple from the BBC Top 100. Most of the books I have left to read from the list of the nation’s best-loved books aren’t what one would describe as beach reads. From Dickens to […]

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Review: The Lighthouse – Alison Moore

The Lighthouse

  The winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 will be announced in less than a fortnight, and having read just one of the shortlisted titles, I decided to read Alison Moore’s debut novel The Lighthouse. Published by Norfolk-based Salt Publishing, The Lighthouse is yet another Man Booker Prize nomination that champions the work of […]

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Review: The Dinner – Herman Koch

At the moment I have so many books on my To Be Read list, that I can barely keep track of how many of them got there in the first place. The Dinner is a prime example; none of my friends have read it and it’s on neither the Man Booker Prize shortlist nor the […]

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Review: Swimming Home – Deborah Levy

Swimming Home

Having recently read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, I wanted to read one of the novels that had been shortlisted, and enticed by its blurb, I decided to read Swimming Home, by playwright, poet and novelist Deborah Levy. It tells the story of poet Joe Jacobs […]

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Review: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

Not long ago, the long list for this year’s Man Booker Prize was announced, followed by rife discussions on Twitter in which there was much debate over the titles that had made the long list and whether they were worthy. Much to my shame I hadn’t read a single novel included in the long list […]

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