Before I went on holidays I finished this Aleksander Hemon novel and was charged to discover that this novel (released last year) lives up to the promise of Hemon’s short fiction. Unlike Nowhere Man, his first “novel”, The Lazarus Project holds throughout with a… Continue Reading “Bookish: The Lazarus Project”
About three-quarters of the way through Zoe Heller’s recent novel The Believers I realized that not only did I not like (or believe) any of the book’s characters, but none of them were going to be redeemed by the end either. Indeed, a bitter… Continue Reading “Bookish: The Believers”
When I was in university, my intellectual confidence was so low that if I had trouble understanding the point of a particular academic passage or book I always believed it was me, not the author, at fault. Surely, I reasoned, he/she is published and… Continue Reading “Bookish: Nowhere Man, Aleksander Hemon”
One of my favourite “children’s” stories by Shel Silverstein, and an anthem shared in my current relationship. Only when you are ready to roll on your own are you available for someone to really roll with. A little parable for Monday morning.
I caught myself doing it again the other day: one more book added to the Amazon wishlist – my ever-growing record of books I have fancied in the last couple of years, not enough to buy them mind you, but enough to record their… Continue Reading “How Amazon lead me back to the library….”