Category Archives: Man Booker Prize

A CLUBBABLE WOMAN (1970) by Reginald Hill

It was a year ago that I published my first book review here.  I am glad to note that, 140 posts later, I am still enjoying it, greatly. So, without untoward dilly dallying  … Reginald Hill was still working as … Continue reading

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THE SENSE OF AN ENDING by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is an ironist, a post-modern fiction writer and literary critic who occasionally moonlights in the crime and mystery genre. The most straightforward of these excursions include his four thrillers featuring bisexual private detective Duffy, a series published under … Continue reading

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THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick deWitt

Sometimes it can be really hard to feel like you have actually ‘discovered’ a newly published novel for yourself these days. That is to say, without being preconditioned by advance publicity and PR, prompts from Amazon or even ‘trailers’ on … Continue reading

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