The Booker goes bonkers

No, it doesn’t really. I was just trying to get your attention. Mean Bookie! So, the 2010 Man Booker Prize longlist of 13 titles has been announced and the … nominees… are (dundahdahDAH!): Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber) Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan – Picador) Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin […]

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Book Review: The Gathering by Anne Enright

Usually, as you know, I title these “What’s BookieMonster Reading?”, however due to all the events of the past fortnight I’d have to title this particular post “What was BookieMonster Reading several weeks ago that she’s only now gotten around to writing about?” – which frankly is far too long. So I’ve gone for the […]

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What’s BookieMonster Reading? Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

You know there’s something unique about a book when you start waking up in the middle of the night and realise you’ve been dreaming about its world and characters. When a book has become almost so unbearably vivid and you’ve become so immersed in it that you feel exhausted by the time you finish it. […]

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