Posts from ‘July, 2013’

Heaven and Hell by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

 Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton Five words from the blurb: Iceland, boat, fishing, tragedy, solitude I’m going to […]

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

 Translated from the Japanese by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell Five words from the blurb: autism, childhood, son, inside, head […]

The 2013 Man Booker Prize Longlist

The longlist for the 2013 Booker Prize was announced earlier today. I wasn’t surprised that I managed to predict so […]

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Five words from the blurb: email, facts, identity, why, life Kiss Me First is one of the most modern books […]

Three Booker hopefuls that didn’t work for me…

For the last few weeks I’ve been trying books that have been tipped for the Booker longlist. Some I’ve enjoyed, […]

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Five words from the blurb: family, farm, rape, tragic, consequences Joyce Carol Oates was one of those authors I’d always wanted […]