Category: Satire

A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Becks Amongst a backdrop of dystopian violence is a story about good and evil and the right to human freedom.  ⚑ “I was left a wee bit traumatised after reading A Clockwork Orange in 6th Form English and so was… Continue Reading “A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess”

The Sellout – Paul Beatty

READ FOR BOOKERTHON In a bid to reinstate his hometown on the map, the narrator in this American satire initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school. ➤ “I honestly started this book with an open mind. It’s… Continue Reading “The Sellout – Paul Beatty”

A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo A 1961 satirical novel about marriage, adultery and deception within a group of civilised and educated people © “The characters in this book are unpleasant, their morals questionable and their actions immoral, Martin Lynch-Gibbon especially. “But that is the beauty of the novel.… Continue Reading “A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch”

A Fraction Of The Whole – Steve Toltz

READ FOR BOOKERTHON From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the unlikely story of his scheming father Martin, his crazy Uncle Terry and how the three of them upset – mostly unintentionally – an entire continent. ♥ “Raucously funny, A Fraction Of The Whole had me… Continue Reading “A Fraction Of The Whole – Steve Toltz”