Booklist 2017: A Tale for the Time Being (Ruth Ozeki)

This is an ambitious book that weaves together several narrative threads into an engaging and moving story of two souls at different points in time. The story is told from the differing points of view of Nao, a teenager who kept a diary of her life growing up in Japan, and Ruth, a writer in … Continue reading Booklist 2017: A Tale for the Time Being (Ruth Ozeki)

Booklist 2017: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

There's a reason why this was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2007 - it's a cracking read. It is no small technical feat to write a story in first person whose protagonist you can sympathise with despite holding some offensive views. The way in which Hamid writes positions the reader in the point of view of 'The American' … Continue reading Booklist 2017: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

News weary eyes

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of "OMG what now?!" kind of reactions to the news. The relentless stream of information would usually be music to my analytical brain but lately I've been feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep up with sussing out what is fact from opinion, let alone digest and critically analyse … Continue reading News weary eyes