Posts from ‘January, 2012’

A Year of Abandoning Books

This time last year I resolved to abandon any book that failed to excite me. When I made that resolution […]

Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall

 Shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize Five words from the blurb: vivid, child, grief, eccentric, family Astonishing Splashes of […]

Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Damalis

Five words from the blurb: Australia, skull, Aboriginal, return, descendants Riding the Black Cockatoo is the memoir of an Australian man […]

The Devotion of Suspect X – Keigo Higashino

  Translated from the Japanese by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander Five words from the blurb: Tokyo, ex-husband, […]

Two Realistic Tales of English Life

  Glasshopper by Isabel Ashdown Five words from the blurb: family, turbulent, childhood, secrets, alcoholic Glasshopper contains a dual narrative […]

Some of the best books aren’t very good?

Whilst compiling a list of my favourite 2011 books  I noticed a strange thing. Many of the books I remembered vividly were […]