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Book Reflections – India Rising: Tales from a Changing Nation by Oliver Balch

I started reading about India with Freedom at Midnight, a comprehensive historical account of the partition of India from Pakistan. Since then I’ve read many novels by Indian authors and … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

When Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2017 I remembered how much I enjoyed reading Never Let You Go (and I was a disappointed that Haruki Murakami had … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Memories of a Marriage by Louis Begley

This is the second last in my series of books borrowed from section A-B of Canberra library. Memories of a Marriage is told by a novelist in his 70s who … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Ancient Light by John Banville

There’s no doubt that John Banville is a master of the English language. He uses a larger range of words than most writers and I enjoyed reaching for the dictionary … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Metroland by Julian Barnes

My book group read The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes last month and I remembered enjoying reading the book, especially the parts set during adolescence. When I saw … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Prince’s Boy by Paul Bailey

I fell for the old publisher’s trick of printing praise for a different novel by the same author on the back of a book. It’s because of the praise, that … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Concrete Island by JG Ballard

Concrete Island by JG Ballard is a compelling but disturbing read. This slim novel held my interest while nauseating me with descriptions of human suffering and cruelty. This is the … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Fifteen Dogs by AndrĂ© Alexis

Here’s another of my recent finds in the A-B section of Canberra library. I was drawn to Fifteen Dogs by the description. Who could resist a book about the nature … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty

I’ve got a new job! It involves over an hour each way of bus travel (because we’ve committed to being a car-free family). So I went to the library and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Discrete Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa

This is my second experience of Nobel Prize winning Peruan author Mario Vargas Llosa. My first was The Way to Paradise (which I didn’t love) and then blogger Anna suggested … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · 5 Comments
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