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Blackout and All Clear, by Connie Willis

It’s been quite a long time since I read a Connie Willis book, but several years ago I read her two previous time-travel novels, The Doomsday Book… 615 more words

Fiction -- Historical

Lamentation, by C.J. Sansom

Lamentation is another installment in the excellent historical mystery series about Matthew Shardlake, a London lawyer who finds himself unwillingly drawn into the webs of intrigue that encircle the court of Henry VIII. 225 more words

Fiction -- Historical

Tell, by Frances Itani

This novel is a sort-of sequel to Itani’s Deafening, which I didn’t read though I heard a lot about it. It’s not really a sequel, in the sense that  200 more words

Fiction -- Historical

THE ICARUS PLOT by Jenny Schwartz

I have to say that I prefer to review books written by complete strangers. Knowing I am expected to comment on or even write a review of a book written by a friend or acquaintance fills me with trepidation. 136 more words

Book Reviews

Final Thoughts on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (by Jill)

So. The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the Man Booker Prize in 2014. After finishing it I understand why. It’s a big novel, but it is also a small one. 934 more words

Fiction - General

Final Thoughts on Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant (by Bethany)

This review considers all aspects of this novel, including its ending. Please do not read this review if you want to avoid “spoilers.”

I closed… 2,595 more words

Fiction - General

Progress Report on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (by Jill)

I’m getting a late start tonight, so I’m going to keep this short. Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize in 2014 for this novel, and I hadn’t heard of it till the Longlist came out. 248 more words

Fiction - General