Not so often do I find a book I really love. Almost never do I find a book that turns me into a better person, somehow. This is the author of one of them, Ruth Ozeki — The book is A Tale for the Time Being, and was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize. … Continue reading What a book can do for you
Alan Hollinghurst’s “The Stranger’s Child” Review : The New Yorker. That which I am reading now. Yes, I have a definite Booker bent to my reading tastes. No, this book didn’t win the Booker, but another of the author’s books did — The Line of Beauty. And I wouldn’t have found this here book — The Stranger’s … Continue reading The Stranger’s Child
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Image by Getty Images via Daylife One thing about this year’s Man Booker award process just struck me as I was sitting here waiting for my doctor’s appointment (regular checkup, nothing scary): there were three women up for the prize. And in none of the commentary that I saw was it mentioned that three women … Continue reading The state of women in British Literature.