Milkman – Anna Burns

Dark humour pervades this unsettling story of prejudice and intimidation. I picked up Milkman because it was the Man Booker Winner in 2018. (Here's a list of Booker Winners). Opinions on these literary winners can be divisive and I can certainly see that some people will not enjoy this book. It's disturbing and different. It has … Continue reading Milkman – Anna Burns

The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

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The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories.  This Booker winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives: Hana, the … Continue reading The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

Man Booker International Prize 2018 – Shortlist

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On 12th April, the Man Booker International Prize announced its annual shortlist. I haven't read any of these yet but will be buying Han Kang's new book. I loved The Vegetarian which she won the International Prize for last year. Here are the 6 books to look out for: Vernon Subutex 1 - Virginie Despentes (France)The … Continue reading Man Booker International Prize 2018 – Shortlist