Tag Archives: Literary Fiction

Thoughts: Closed For Winter, by Georgia Blain

I didn’t read this one particularly quickly, but I kept going back to it, a slow immersion of a reading experience. The reviews on Goodreads are pretty divided, and I can see why – it’s not going to be everyone’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tony and Susan, by Austin Wright

First things first, if you look this book up all the marketing blurbs tell you it’s a thriller. It is not. And expecting it to be a thriller does a disservice to the book. As we’re still in “books based … Continue reading

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Thoughts: A Hologram For The King, by Dave Eggers

This was my first Dave Eggers, and I was almost sad it wasn’t the extravagantly-titled, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? but we can’t have everything. This is another starkly-written one, and it took … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner

This is not the first Booker Prizewinner I’ve read, but I haven’t read that many so it still gets a mention. It is the first book I’ve read where the author had to apologise for its winning a prize though! … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Old Man and The Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

This was my first ever Hemingway, and I was a bit nervous about it because Hemingway as a writer comes with so much baggage – he’s one of The Greats, he was a terrible person by all* accounts, fans call … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Short Story Round-Up!

In late October I read a load of short stories in a short timeframe, so I’m going to do a quick round-up here. I’ll be doing a similar graphic novel round-up soon too, because I’ve been riding that train these … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Cat Person, by Kristen Roupenian

Okay, so firstly, hello, it has been a while. I had a very productive NaNo, and I’m still powering on through to get to a (very close!) breathing space, at which point I’ll put it down and relax for the … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee

I’m not going to touch the controversy surrounding the publication of Go Set A Watchman, because all I know is what I’ve read in the papers and I don’t think my opinion is particularly informed. For the unfamiliar, Go Set … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Georgy Girl, by Margaret Forster

This was a short and deceptively easy read that’s stuck with me. Tight plot, characters that are unlikeable on paper but compelling in your mind, vividly drawn. This is the only Forster I’ve read, but she seemed to be able … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Oublier Palerme, by Edmonde Charles-Roux

I thought this book, the last in my little run of French books on my TBR, would be, if not easy, then a nice, gentle comedown after the uncomfortable fascination of Le Roi des Aulnes. It… sort of was? You … Continue reading

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