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Offline Wynne

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New books
« on: September 25, 2020, 06:31:24 PM »
In my newly semi-retired state Iíve been doing quite a lot of reading and would recommend the following to while away the time

The Readers Room - mystery from Antoine Laurain, author of the equally entertaining The Presidentís Hat

Before the coffee gets cold - time travelling book by Toshikazu Kawagushi - short but thought provoking.  If you had the chance...?

The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish - did he, didnít he?  Keeps you guessing to the end.  Also read and enjoyed Our House and Those People by the same author

Girl, woman other - Booker Prize winner by Bernadine Evaristo follows the lives of intertwined characters.  A really thoughtful read

Fleishman is in trouble - Taffy Brodesser Akner examines relationships and friendship from a different perspective

Sweet sorrow by David Nicholls (author of Us, now dramatised on BBC) - tale of first love

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Re: New books
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 12:17:14 PM »
 Anybody read Shuggie Bain yet?  We bought the six shortlisted Booker titles (£60 from The Guardian) with a view to giving them as Christmas presents.  So far I've read Burnt Sugar on kindle and quite enjoyed it.  It's about a mother and daughter and their relationship growing up in India.  Their backstory has, to say the least, been unusual and the retelling is complicated by the perspective of the mother, who is now suffering from dementia.


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Re: New books
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 04:27:13 PM »
Anybody read Shuggie Bain yet?  We bought the six shortlisted Booker titles (£60 from The Guardian) with a view to giving them as Christmas presents.  So far I've read Burnt Sugar on kindle and quite enjoyed it.  It's about a mother and daughter and their relationship growing up in India.  Their backstory has, to say the least, been unusual and the retelling is complicated by the perspective of the mother, who is now suffering from dementia.
Not read it yet, but Douglas Stuart was on some program the other day selling it and it and both he and it sounded very interesting. So may well give it a go.

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Re: New books
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 05:10:26 PM »
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/literature-poetry/2020-booker-prize-winner-conversation?eventId=858360&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CultureFix21%2F11%2F20&utm_content=version_A

Might be interesting. We listened to an online event with The Guardian where each of the shortlisted authors introduced and read from their book.  As you say, Douglas Stuart was very interesting

 

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