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

Booklist 2017 – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Imagine a world with knights in shining armour, dragons, evil villains and science experiments. It's a great recipe for a fantastic adventure, and Nimona delivers just that. The writer and illustrator Noelle Stevenson blurs the line between hero and villain in this graphic novel that's clever, funny and thoroughly engaging. Nimona started out as an online … Continue reading Booklist 2017 – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Booklist 2017: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  Ever burned a book? For me, it's of those actions that I don't cross my mind. Like deliberately tripping a blind person or pushing a pram down the stairs for kicks - it's stuff that anyone with a moral compass wouldn't think of doing. So picking up Fahrenheit 451 was a new sort of experience. Bradbury's novel is … Continue reading Booklist 2017: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury