Month: October 2014

2014 Bookerthon

The year of the longest and shortest titles! This is the first year US authors have been eligible to enter the competition and two were shortlisted. One, To Rise Again At A Decent Hour, is very much an American book with American humour and neither…

To Rise Again At A Decent Hour – Joshua Harris

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A New York dentist has his identity stolen via social media, and discovers the online Paul may be a better version of himself. ✎ “This is one of two American novels shortlisted, now that writers from the US are eligible for the…

How To Be Both – Ali Smith

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Written in two parts, both titled ONE, this is a book about art’s versatility, told by a renaissance painter of the 1460s and a child of the 1960s. ✎ “Written in poetry-like prose we discover the two main characters are inexplicably…