The Leavers by Lisa Ko

TL;DR The prose is great, but I’ve grown bored with self destructive characters. Opening Remarks After reading five consecutive historical novels it’s refreshing to pick up a book set in the 21st Century.  The Leavers...

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Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

My Observations and random thoughts (with added flavour text): Another day another historical novel (five in a row!) – Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig, longlisted for the National Book Award. Miss Burma is Craig’s second...

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Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

There are very few writers who could pull off a short-story – let alone a novel – that features a three-storey flying bear with a rapacious appetite for human flesh. Unfortunately Jeff Vandermeer isn’t one of them....

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The Idiot by Elif Batuman

When literary blogs and the book section of newspapers published their list of novels to look forward to in 2017, Elif Batuman’s The Idiot was listed frequently. Her previous book, The Possessed, a collection of...

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