Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah – Book Review

Published by: Bloomsbury Genre: Historical FictionPages: 288 pagesFormat: audiobookPurchased my copy from the Rich Humanoid’s Audio-Book-Store-Place.  Author Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents” - that ability to cut through... Continue Reading →

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller—Book Review

I finished Joseph Heller's Catch-22 many months ago -- I've kept pushing the review further and further off because this is one of the classics, it's loved by many, disliked by some, downright hated by a chosen few. I find myself decidedly in the camp of the first, as this novel illustrated the absurdism of... Continue Reading →

The Tuesday Book Digest (26/03/2019)

Or: How many different ways can I name my reader's diary? These past few days, I had the pleasure of finishing several novels and beginning several more, as well as reading another short story by the brilliant Ursula Le Guin. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett This is my second proper piece of historical fiction... Continue Reading →

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