Category: Satire

The Seven Moons of Maali Ameida

READ FOR BOOKERTHON ❝ I was reading The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida while struggling night after night with very little sleep – awake for hours at a time in the early hours of the morning while endeavouring to get through a book about a soul caught… Continue Reading “The Seven Moons of Maali Ameida”

The Trees – Percival Everett

READ FOR BOOKERTHON ❝ The Trees is set in Money, Mississippi and is full of characters with names like Junior Junior, Hot Mama Yeller and Reverend Fondle. The white folk of the town suddenly start turning up dead, savagely beaten and with a black… Continue Reading “The Trees – Percival Everett”

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”

To Rise Again At A Decent Hour – Joshua Harris

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A New York dentist has his identity stolen via social media ✎ Paul O’Rourke is a New York dentist with a troubled mind. Stemming from the suicide of his father, he constantly questions himself, his actions, the state of the world,… Continue Reading “To Rise Again At A Decent Hour – Joshua Harris”

A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo A Severed Head is a 1961 satirical novel about marriage, adultery and deception within a group of civilised and educated people. The six characters are unpleasant, their morals questionable and their actions immoral especially the main character, 41… Continue Reading “A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch”

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Set in the American west coast in 1851, this book is a Western parody ✔ “Eli and Charlie Sisters are brothers and assassins living on the West Coast of America in 1851 during the Nevada Mountain gold rush. They are hired… Continue Reading “The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt”

The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A satirical coming-of-age story set against a background of racial and social tensions in 1970s London ❚ “The Buddha of Suburbia is a satirical coming-of-age story that deals with issues of class, race, and identity. The protagonist, Karim,… Continue Reading “The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi”

A Fraction Of The Whole – Steve Toltz

READ FOR BOOKERTHON From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the unlikely story of how he, his scheming father Martin and his crazy Uncle Terry upset an entire continent ♥ “For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn’t decide whether to pity, hate, love,… Continue Reading “A Fraction Of The Whole – Steve Toltz”

Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre

READ FOR BOOKCLUB: Chosen by Rachel A satirical novel that details the aftermath of a school yard shooting in America. ⚈ “Vernon Gregory Little is a 15-year-old who avoids being killed in a schoolyard shooting by being on the toilet. His best friend Jesus… Continue Reading “Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre”