Man Booker Challenge 2014: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan Taking its title from one of the most famous books in Japanese literature, written by the great haiku poet Basho, Flanagan’s novel has as its heart one of the most infamous episodes of Japanese history, the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in World War II. … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2014: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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Man Booker Challenge 2014: How to be both

How to be both, by Ali Smith How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2014: How to be both

Man Booker Shortlist – Book 06 – The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock my inability … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist – Book 06 – The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

Medusa LBC The Sea, The Sea

Medusa LBC Date:  Wednesday 8th February 2012 Time:  7:30pm Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds  Discussing: The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * … Continue reading Medusa LBC The Sea, The Sea