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Darkmans – Nicola Barker

READ FOR BOOKERTHON The reality of English families set over two days in a small town in England, with a hovering jester haunting every page. ⚈ “This book was a bit mad but I loved it.  It was a massive commitment during a Bookerthon due to the length but… Continue Reading “Darkmans – Nicola Barker”

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… Continue Reading “The Gathering – Anne Enright”

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… Continue Reading “The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid”

2007 – The First Draft

The first draft, or when an idea grows out of the speculative stage and into implementation. The first draft, or when execution is in a formative state and those involved seem to tip toe around each other, around the idea, feeling their way, excited… Continue Reading “2007 – The First Draft”