Month: September 2007

Animal’s People – Indra Sinha

READ FOR BOOKERTHON This book is based on a boy named Animal, who was deformed as a result of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. ⚈ “This book was so evocative.  Years later, when I think of it I still feel overwhelmed with memories of the noise and colour.”…

The Gathering – Anne Enright

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Irish woman Veronica takes a closer look at her family’s troubled history while at the funeral of her brother who committed suicide. ⚈ “For me, the endless misery in The Gathering put a veil over the whole reading experience, making it impossible to see what…

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Over one night, a Pakistani man tells an American stranger about his love affair with a woman and his forced abandonment of America post 911. ⚈ “This is an honest portrayal of a Muslim man living in New York when the towers come…