Book Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Posted on Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Whenever a film is made of a book I cringe a little. I have very seldom seen a film that is as good as, let alone better than, the original book. I have taken to avoiding film adaptations of books, and whenever a new movie in this genre appears I resolutely look away, or in [...]

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Book review: Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Posted on Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Esi Edugyan is a renowned Canadian author of Ghanaian descent. Her newest novel Half-Blood Blues was published earlier this year and has found itself on the short lists of many celebrated awards from the Man Booker Prize to the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and it walked away with one of Canada’s leading literary [...]

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Book review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011

The author and political commentator Carsten Jensen hails from the Danish town of Marstal, in the South of Funen Archipelago, and it’s the people of this coastal town, and their relationship to the sea, that forms the central thread of the novel.

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Advance review copy: Selected Shorts and Other Methods of Time Travel

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

“To Travel in Time”! What does it mean? And how does it feel? We all wonder about it and consider it to be impossible. But is it really impossible to experience it?

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