Tag Archive: Max Porter

Jan 01

My Top 14 Books for 2015

This year I read 104 novel, 4 of which I didn’t finish.  My two favourite novels of the year – that is two books you should read immediately if you haven’t already, were: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (the book that won this year’s Man Booker Prize); and Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson …

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Nov 16

So Who Should Have Won The Goldsmith Prize

For those of you who have forgotten (which includes me) here are the nominees and links to my thoughtful, though confusing, reviews. Beatlebone by Kevin Barry (Canongate) Acts of Assassins by Richard Beard (Harvill Secker) Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (Cape) The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills (Bloomsbury) Grief is the Thing …

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Oct 29

Book Review: Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

Bottom Line An experimental and extraordinary novel about loss, mourning and the stages of grief.  Read it. Representative Paragraph It’s a book that requires more than one representative quote: The doorbell rang and I braced myself for more kindness. Another lasagne, some books, a cuddle, some little potted ready-meals for the boys. Of course, I …

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Oct 01

The Nominees for the Goldsmiths Prize 2015 have been announced…

… and here they are: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry (Canongate) Acts of Assassins by Richard Beard (Harvill Secker) Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (Cape) The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills (Bloomsbury) Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter Lurid & Cute by Adam Thirlwell (Cape) The Goldsmith Prize was established …

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