Tag Archive: Ottessa Moshfegh

Jan 03

My Top 10 Books (well 11, actually) for 2016

My blog might be 20 or so reviews behind my Facebook page but I thought I at least report on what were my favourite ten books for 2016 (with an eleventh just for luck and because it’s brilliant). But before I list my favourites for the year here are some stats.  Overall I read 117 …

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May 08

Week 18: More effing awards – but seriously I love them – and two books I liked but didn’t love

Books Read The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan The Night Clocks by Paul Meloy The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken Currently Reading  In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker (1) This week my review of Tade Thompson’s award-winning and fantastic début novel, Making Wolf, was published on the Strange Horizons’ website.  Here’s a quote from my …

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Feb 19

Week 7: The Gaping Hole in an otherwise fine list of nominees, Empowerment and Marilyn’s Teeth

Books Read Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Currently Reading Afrosf: Science Fiction by African Writers edited by Ivor W. Hartmann (1) The Aurealis Award nominees were announced this week – a full list of the nominees can be found here.  A …

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Feb 12

Week 6: A Decision, Racism and more swears than usual

Books Read The Sellout by Paul Beatty The House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill Currently Reading Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (1) The announcement of the BSFA nominees this week (see this post) sparked off another change in how I approach award shortlists. I was intending on reading Justina Robson’s Glorious Angels, but after noting a lukewarm review …

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Apr 08

Because one awards shortlist isn’t enough – here is The Believer Book Award!

Also announced today (or yesterday) were the nominees for The Believer Magazine Book and Poetry awards.  I’ll be focussing on the five novel nominees: Man V. Nature by Diane Cook (HarperCollins) Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli; translated by Christina MacSweeney (Coffee House Press) Thunderstruck and Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken (The Dial Press) McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh …

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