Tag Archive: booker prize

“All the Leaves are brown……” ‘Autumn’ – Ali Smith

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Autumn is the first of a series of four Seasonal books that Ali Smith has written in response to our post-Brexit world. I don’t know about you, but I find Autumn the most difficult… Continue reading

Zen and the Art of Quantum Mechanics: Ruth Ozeki’s ‘A Tale For The Time Being’ #AW80Books

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It’s not often that I’m lost for words, but I’ve been struggling with how to begin writing about Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. My mind has been completely blown by it. In… Continue reading

Luminous Loneliness: Marilynne Robinson’s ‘Lila’

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After luxuriating in the exquisite prose of Marilynne Robinson’s Lila, I’m perplexed as to why I’m struggling to write about it. The novel, Robinson’s fourth, is the second one we’ve read in our… Continue reading

Am I not clever enough to enjoy Satin Island?

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I’m just not enjoying it, and even if something is not my taste, if it’s good, it still holds my attention and I gain something from it. At first I wondered if it… Continue reading