2017 Baileys Women’s Prize Winner

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction was awarded last night to Naomi Alderman for her fourth novel, The Power. The 2017 Chair of Judges, Tessa Ross, said: “The judges and I were thrilled to make this decision. We debated this wonderful shortlist for many hours but kept returning to Naomi Alderman’s brilliantly imagined dystopia... Continue Reading →

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Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro was published in 2005 and was a Man Booker, Arthur C. Clarke, and James Tait Black Memorial Prize Nominee.  Though the novel didn't win any of those awards it is one of Ishiguro's most popular novels. Last year I read Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day which I... Continue Reading →

Review: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Eggers' The Circle was published in 2013 and there was a lot of talk about the book that year.  This story about a young woman who goes to work at a powerful tech company is still pertinent this year, if not more so, given the evolution we've seen recently of major tech companies. "When Mae... Continue Reading →

Review: California by Edan Lepucki

California was another popular book this year and I couldn't wait to read this one. Here is the blurb from GoodReads: "The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to... Continue Reading →

Review: The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Twelve is the 2nd novel of The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin and an incredible follow up to the impressive first novel The Passage (read my review of The Passage)  When I read the first novel I was taken by the proportions of the story.  It spanned many decades and every character would play... Continue Reading →

Review: Justin Cronin’s The Passage

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”  Epic.  I don’t use this word lightly when refering to books but Justin Cronin’s The Passage is epic in every sense of the word.  An incredible work skilfully dealing with decades and decades of events which tumble together to form a... Continue Reading →

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