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The Luminaries
3.72
[4.5] A rip-roaring yarn and awe-inspiring use of experimental form - it's not every day you see that in a book.

Like Catton's previous near-masterpie...more
Aug 25, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
A Tale for the Time Being
3.97
A Tale for the Time Being currently has almost twice as many Goodreads ratings as any of the other Booker longlisted books. At an average of 4.04 star...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
The Lowland
3.80
The political history was interesting - 1960s student radicals in India - but most of The Lowland, which takes place in subsequent decades, is just an...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
All the Birds, Singing
3.73
[3.5] I wonder what people who read more thrillers will make of All the Birds, Singing. You may not have expected this to be a psychological thriller...more
Jun 27, 2013
May 08, 2013
 
The Rehearsal
3.37
[4.5] A formidably clever book with a rubbish cover. Both the jacket and the synopsis - a scandal over the relationship between a sixth former (in Bri...more
Aug 04, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
 
Ghana Must Go
3.80
Philip Hensher encapsulated it in his Spectator review of the Granta Best Young British Novelists, of whom Selasi is one.

bog-standard products of the...more
Jun 15, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
Five Star Billionaire
3.47
One of those novels about a set of tangentially linked characters in a city. It's a format I like, but it's been done a lot so each book does need to...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
3.72
Even the presentation of the British edition is brilliant, with its big brash lettering like real financial self-help books: The Richest Man in Babylo...more
Jun 13, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
How Should a Person Be?
3.17
I read the British version, published 2013 & shorter than the original.
Even a couple of weeks after finishing this I still can’t rate it, my resp...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
 
Americanah
4.22
TL;DR: Excellent material on black identities, nationality and racism which I've thought about lots since I first started reading the book. Liked the...more
Nov 13, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
Midnight's Children
4.01
I'd tried reading Midnight's Children at least twice before: first time I was simply a bit bored, couldn't get into it; later I noticed the writing wa...more
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 13, 2012
 
Oscar And Lucinda
3.71
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Aug 1995
Jan 13, 2012
 
Village By The Sea
3.50
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May 22, 2013
 
The Moor's Last Sigh
3.91
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not set
Jan 13, 2012
 
The Satanic Verses
3.71
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not set
Aug 22, 2012
 
Picnic at Hanging Rock
3.70
None
not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
Coming Through Slaughter
3.94
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not set
Jan 18, 2012
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.98
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Oct 1995
Jan 13, 2012
 
Anne of Green Gables
4.20
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not set
Jan 15, 2012
 
The Garden Party And Other Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
3.93
None
Mar 1993
Jan 14, 2012
 
Things Fall Apart
3.55
None
Apr 2010
Jan 13, 2012
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