Tag Archive: Richard Beard

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 23

Book Review: Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard

Bottom Line An intelligent novel with a wonderful central conceit which looks at the intersection of faith and rationality while also exploring the idea of religion as a political movement that aims to upset the status quo. Representative Paragraph It’s a bit spoilerific, but I love this bit.. The street-views on tape are cut from …

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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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