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Milkman by Anna Burns
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook, fiction, historic, irish, litteraturpris
Read 2 times. Last read February 7, 2020.

Every time I encounter a new way of writing fiction I believe that this is it. There are no more new ways of writing. But hasn't it been like that since Ulysses? Or probably even before that...
So, this book is written in a way that's new to me. Deeply original and a fascinating way to shed new light on an "old" story - namely The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Middle Sister is an intriguing protagonist who is both very annoying and very, wonderfully recognisable. We're following the poor girl's struggle to not become 'interesting', which is what CANNOT happen in an environment such as hers. Of course it happens to her and we follow how she navigates this hostile landscape of mistrust and gossip.

An excellent read!

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February 7, 2020 – Finished Reading
February 9, 2020 – Shelved
February 9, 2020 – Shelved as: audiobook
February 9, 2020 – Shelved as: fiction
February 9, 2020 – Shelved as: historic
February 9, 2020 – Shelved as: irish
February 9, 2020 – Shelved as: litteraturpris

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