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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The Fishermen
by Chigozie Obioma (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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A prophecy tears apart the bonds between four brothers in Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel.

It’s 1996 when Benjamin and his brothers begin skipping school to go fishing in the forsaken river. Their parents are not happy about this but what really disturb
David Hebblethwaite and 1 other person liked John's review of A Thousand Cuts:
A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic
"The newish, oddball teacher at a London school enters morning assembly one day and opens fire with an old army revolver, killing three of the kids, another teacher and finally himself. The investigation of this horrific case is put into the hands..." Read more of this review »
Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami
by Hiromi Kawakami
read in January, 2015
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We first meet Kawakami’s narrator, Kei, on a visit to the seaside town of Manazuru; it’s a quiet place, with its own rhythm of life – two hours from Tokyo, but it could just as well be a world away. Something keeps drawing Kei back here: it may have ...more
Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth
Rough Music
by Simon Kurt Unsworth (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2012
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A new chapbook from Spectral Press, this time by the ever-reliable Simon Unsworth. It’s the tale of a man named Cornish, who’s been hiding an affair from his wife Andrea, and is now having to cope with a bunch of masked figures making a racket and ac ...more
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
read in August, 2013
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If I were to rank the books I’ve read during the last five years (and there are over 500 of them) in order of enjoyment, Eleanor Catton’s The Rehearsal would be right at the top of the list. I bought it on a whim, knowing nothing about it; I was near ...more
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
"Confusingly extraordinary, in the end. I couldn't really give it anything other than 5 stars, although it's a different sort of 5 star rating to my usual. I didn't love this book, but I respected the hell out of it. "
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