Tag Archives: Novel

The Enigma of Lies: Kate Atkinson’s Transcription

Atkinson, Kate. Transcription. Bond Street Books, 2018. I found it very interesting that within the space of about six weeks I found myself reading two books, Anthony Quinn’s Our Friends in Berlin, which I reviewed not that long ago, and … Continue reading

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Quinn, Anthony. Our Friends in Berlin. Jonathan Cape-Vintage, 2018. This is another novel that I found myself wishing I had seen as a movie, even though its somewhat episodic structure might not adapt well to the screen. It is certainly … Continue reading

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Framing Romance: Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind

Rothfuss, Patrick. The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle Day One. Daw, 2007. I began this book somewhat optimistically having been told that I would really enjoy it by someone whose opinion I respect. I didn’t not enjoy it, but somehow … Continue reading

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The Gamer’s Apocalypse: Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One

Cline, Ernest. Ready Player One. Arrow, 2011. Although I read this book before I read Tanglewreck, I find myself writing this post after reviewing the Winterson novel. Ready Player One has now been made into a movie which has been enjoying … Continue reading

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Mending Time: Jeanette Winterson’s Tanglewreck

Winterson, Jeanette. Tanglewreck. Bloomsbury, 2006. What an enjoyable read this book is. I found it perhaps somewhat misplaced in the adult fiction section of my local library. As I began the book, I suspected that its original intended audience was children. A … Continue reading

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Theme and Variation: Julian Barnes’ The Noise of Time

Barnes, Julian. The Noise of Time. Random House Canada, 2016. This, too, was a novel I borrowed from the library and which had to be returned. It’s not a particularly long book and is, as is often the case with Barnes’ work, … Continue reading

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Beyond Time and Place. Pat Barker’s Another World

Barker, Pat. Another World. Farrar, 1998. One of the pleasures of a library in comparison with a bookstore tends to be the fact that the library has books that were published some time ago. Check out your local bookstore and, … Continue reading

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