2007/08

Below is a list of books that I have reviewed, the most recent first and in chronological order.  Click on the names of the authors and the titles of the book and you will find the page on my blog.

A list of recently read favourites (September 08) can be found here, on Flashlight Worthy

A more recent list of favourites will be published at the end of 2008.

Nahid Rachlin: Persian Girls (a memoir);  Stef Penney: The Tenderness of Wolves;  Tobias Wolff: Back in the World (short stories);   W.G. Sebald: AusterlitzKate Atkinson: One Good Turn;  Harold Brodkey: Spring Fugue (a short story);   Tim Winton: Breath;  Raymond Carver: Where I’m calling from;  Mohsin Hamid: The Reluctant Fundamentalist;   Anne Enright: The Gathering; Dostoyevski: Crime and Punishment, partly reviewed here and here;  Margaret Atwood: the Penelopiad;   Haruki Murakami: After Dark;   Joseph O’Neill: Netherland;   Mary Philips: Gods Behaving Badly;  David Malouf: Every Move You Make;  Stephen King: On Writing;   Strunk and White: elements of style;   Ali Smith: Girl meets BoyJames Wood: How Fiction Works;   Blake Morrison: And when did you Last See your Father? ;  Julie Waters: Maggie’s Tree – reviewed here  ;     Simone de Beauvoir: The woman destroyed; Maggie O’Farrel: After You’d Gone; Alice Munroe: the view from Castle Rock; A.L. Kennnedy: Day;    Suzanna Jansen: Pauper Paradijs;      Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita;    Nikolai V Gogol: The Overcoat;     Steven Frye: the Ode Less Travelled;    Haruki Murakami: Blind willow Sleeping Woman;    Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach;   Kate Sutherland: All in together girlsGeert Mak (mention);   Sarah Waters: Affinity;  Elias Khoury: Gate of the Sun;   Jeannette Winterson: Written on the Body;    Ian McEwan: The Innocent;    John Sutherland: How to Read a Novel;   Margaret Foster: Over;   Herman Hesse: Steppenwolf;   William Boyd: Any Human Heart and here;   Hamida Ghafour: The sleeping Buddha;    Jeannette Winterson: Oranges are not the Only Fruit;    Kiran Desai: the Inheritance of Loss;     Caroline Smailes: In Search of Adam;   Amin Maalouf: Leo the African;   Anne Tyler: Digging to America;   Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadows of the Wind;

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Responses

  1. I read through your list, andI’ve never read anyon of them! I don’t even have any of them, though I’ve got Stephen King’s “On Writing” coming in the mail. I will have to check these out and expand my borders. Thank you for the challenge ;-D

  2. thekoolaidmom: have fun – Stephen King is good in his pointers to aspiring writers, whatever kind of writer, genre, science fiction, romance, chick lit or literature. It’s unpretentious. I’ve never been able to get through one of his novels though….

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