BR: ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy

I have a confession to make: this is not going to be a review so much as a list of reasons why The God of Small Things is amazing. Although I recently read it for the second time, I still found it so moving that sometimes I could hardly bear to read it, knowing as... Continue Reading →

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BR: ‘The Day of the Locust’ by Nathanael West

The Day of the Locust is a strange yet vivid tale, described by Jonathan Lethem as a 'sun-blazed Polaroid of its moment'. The protagonist, Tod Hackett, is an artist who moves to Hollywood to become a set designer. Instead of mixing with movie stars, however, he falls in with the disillusioned rejects buzzing like moths around... Continue Reading →

BR: ‘Atonement’ by Ian McEwan

‘Atonement’ begins on a summer’s morning in 1935, when thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis is watching her sister and their old family friend Robbie Turner arguing by the fountain in the garden of their country estate. By the evening, she has taken an action which will change all three of their lives forever. The novel follows the... Continue Reading →

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