Month: October 2012

Angel’s Cut – Elizabeth Knox

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy The sequel to The Vintner’s Luck in which the angel Xas settles in Hollywood 1929 and becomes involved in the seductive movie industry. © “I was bewildered by this book after the beautiful setting of The Vintner’s Luck, which…

2012 Bookerthon

This is one of those years that feels like being tossed about in a washing machine for five weeks – the shortlisted books are so varied, in style, genre, narrative and even pace, that it took a bit of mental energy to jump from one…

Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel

READ FOR BOOKERTHON The sequel to Wolf Hall, charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, the powerful minister in the court of King Henry VIII. © “I must admit, due to my complete lack of interest in Wolf Hall, I found it impossible to…

The Lighthouse – Alison Moore

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Futh, a middle-aged Englishman, suffers memories of childhood abandonment as he embarks on a walking trip through Germany. © “The unfolding of events and truths is measured and creatively done. Futh, central to these events, is an awkward protagonist in an uncertain setting…

The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Yun Ling Teoh, a Japanese prisoner during WWII, becomes an apprentice gardener and tries to make sense of her life and experiences. © “As well as being a book full of specialist knowledge, this book is also a sensitively told tale of cultural history…