Posts Tagged ‘Coming of age’

The Solitude of Prime Numbers – Paolo Giordano

 Translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside Winner of the Premio Strega 2008, Italy’s premier literary award. Paolo Giorgdano is the youngest author to win the Premio Strega – he was just 26 when he was awarded the prize. There has been a lot of publicity around this and so I was keen to see how […]

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

A few weeks ago J.D. Salinger sadly died. A brief discussion on twitter revealed that several of us had not read any of his books, so we decided to join together and read of his most famous work. It is amazing how wrong preconceptions of a novel can be. For some reason I thought Catcher in […]

Indignation – Philip Roth

I loved The Human Stain when I read it a few years ago, so have been wanting to read another one of his books for a while.  When I saw that his latest book had just arrived at my library I decided to take the opportunity to be the first person to borrow the copy. Indignation […]