Milkman – Anna Burns

Milkman Anna Burns

Dark humour pervades the Milkman, an unsettling story of prejudice and intimidation. I picked this one up because it was the Man Booker Winner in 2018. Opinions of these literary winners are often divisive and I can see some people not enjoying this. Overall, I found myself unsettled and challenged by the disturbing story and the … Continue reading Milkman – Anna Burns


The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

the english patient

The English Patient is enchanting. A profound and captivating Booker Prize winning novel. The story brims with sensuality and meanders through beautifully written words, ultimately searching for the identity of all involved - not just the mysterious patient in the bed upstairs. This is no straightforward plot. Each of the four main characters has their … Continue reading The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje