Man Booker Challenge 2014: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris Paul O'Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2014: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Man Booker Shortlist Book 06 – Umbrella – GUEST

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge   I'm reading through all six of the Booker Prize shortlisted novels  - attempting to finish before the winner is announced, although given the size of the books that is looking unlikely at the moment! Here's the final of my reviews, for Umbrella by Will Self. BLURB Recently having abandoned his … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist Book 06 – Umbrella – GUEST

Man Booker Shortlist Book 02 – Narcopolis – GUEST

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge   I'm reading through all six of the Booker Prize shortlisted novels - attempting to finish before the winner is announced, although given the size of the books that is looking unlikely at the moment! Here's the second of my reviews, for Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis. BLURB Jeet Thayil’s luminous debut novel … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist Book 02 – Narcopolis – GUEST