Tag: Booker Prize

Animal’s People – Indra Sinha

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Animal is a man trying to live an ordinary life about being deformed in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. ⚈ “In 1984 Union Carbide released 40 tonnes of lethal gas from its pesticide factory into the city of Bhopal in India, killing… Continue Reading “Animal’s People – Indra Sinha”

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. ⚈ “Liam Hegarty has drowned himself a river. He wears high vis to ensure his body is easy to spot. He is one… 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. ⚈ “Changez is a Pakistani man living in New York at the time of the terror attacks… Continue Reading “The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid”

The Accidental – Ali Smith

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A 2005 novel which relays the consequences for a middle-class family when an uninvited visitor appears in their home while on holiday. ⚈ “Amber—thirtysomething and barefoot—shows up at the door of the Norfolk cottage that the Smart family is… Continue Reading “The Accidental – Ali Smith”

The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A novel within a novel within a novel. Set in a fictional Canadian town it recalls the life events of an ageing lady. It won the Booker Prize in 2000. ⚈ “The Blind Assassin opens with the following… Continue Reading “The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood”

The Bone People – Keri Hulme

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A New Zealand book which is an unusual love story, depicting a utopian unity between Maori and Western culture ⚈ “Kerewin Holmes is a reclusive painter who is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Joe… Continue Reading “The Bone People – Keri Hulme”

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine A fantasy adventure in which the protagonist, Pi, is shipwrecked and must endure life at sea with a Bengal Tiger. ⚈ ” Life of Pi explores questions around faith, friendship and fiction in the tale of a religious… Continue Reading “Life of Pi – Yann Martel”

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”