Archive for September, 2014

Out Stealing Horses

Added on September 28, 2014

Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson Harvill Press, U.K. 2005 I bought this fourth printing as a reading copy from a local independent bookstore. When I got home  to check on-line, however, I saw that there were no first printings available. As a matter of fact, the lowest print number I could find was 4. Since early [...]

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The Sea

Added on September 15, 2014

The Sea John Banville Picador, London, 2005 The Sea is my favourite of John Banville’s many novels. After getting the shortlist down to just two novels, Banville’s The Sea won the 2005 Booker Prize against Kazuo Ishiguru’s Never Let Me Go. The only other time Banville made it to the Booker Prize shortlist was for [...]

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He Wants

Added on September 3, 2014

He Wants Alison Moore Salt Publishing, Norfolk, UK, 2014 He Wants is Alison Moore’s second novel, following her brilliant Booker shortlisted The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is certainly a hard act to follow, but Moore’s He Wants is another remarkable achievement. In keeping with the title, each of the chapter headings signify something the characters either [...]

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