David Mitchell – Ghostwritten

Ghostwritten is David Mitchell’s first novel, and on finishing it, I’ve now read all his works, which pleases me greatly. Of course, the fact that this is a tremendous debut adds to the pleasure, albeit, I really do wish there was another Mitchell on my shelf, just waiting to be read. The sub-title of the […]

Paul Murray – Skippy Dies

Paul Murray’s second book, Skippy Dies, has been long listed for the Man Booker Prize 2010, and to be honest, that’s the main reason why I picked up this book. I had added it to my to-read list when claire (@ kissacloud) mentioned it ages ago, but it just kind of sat on the list, […]

Molly Keane – Full House

I stumbled upon this book in a second-hand bookstore, and fell in love with the cover. It’s also my first green Virago Modern Classic, and I was quite excited to begin this journey… luckily, it didn’t disappoint, which is nice, as my last two reads haven’t been exceptionally good, by any standards. Set in the […]

Sebastian Barry – The Secret Scripture

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008, and winner of the Costa Award 2008, The Secret Scripture explores the lives of both, Dr. Grene (a psychiatrist) and his centerian patient, Roseanne, as both characters reflect on their life from their youngest days, to where are they at this point in time. Roseanne McNulty has enjoyed the comforts […]

Anne Enright – The Gathering

I’m trying to read all the Booker winners, in the next couple of years. This painstakingly dull book, filled with unengaging characters and a pointless plot adds a serious blemish to my plan at the very outset. I struggled through the first thirty pages, and struggled some more ’til I hit page 89, in a […]

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