Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro: Promise Unfulfilled

I’m not a great fan of short stories but I thought this year I would push myself to read at

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Reading Horizons For Japanese Literature Challenge

Events like the Japanese Literature Challenge give me a great excuse to have a rummage through the shelves and stacks

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Reading from the sick bed

Sickness, recovery, recuperation. At such times what sort of reading material do you reach for? The question arose for me

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Love is in the air

Since today is Valentine’s Day what better opportunity can there be to talk about how fiction represents romance and love?

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Crystal ball gazing for Booker prize 2015

Tomorrow sees the announcement of the Man Booker Prize longlist for 2015. I was hesitating from making some predictions of

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