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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

I feel like this novel is more of an outline or checklist rather than a fully fleshed-out story. Where Evaristo spends time focusing on character development and capturing the essence of a moment, the writing is magical and moving. That … Continue reading

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I think rereading “The Handmaid’s Tale” made me dislike this novel even more. It’s unbelievable that this won a “joint” Booker prize, and shows how the publishing machine and Atwood’s rank must have so much clout. I would have tossed … Continue reading

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

I couldn’t stand this book but forced myself through to the end, hoping it would redeem itself. It didn’t. How this ever won a Booker prize is beyond me. Was it just time to give it to a Canadian? Gwenamon … Continue reading

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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

An entertaining, easy read of hard topics set within India‚Äôs many vivid layers. The charming narrator serves up harrowing tales with casual grace. His clever style makes this book a page-turner. Also, he makes you question not only him but … Continue reading

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