The Lowland

Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahea...
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Set in the future - a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited - J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Two people fall in love,...

We Need New Names

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories...
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient

This is one of the more intriguing books I have read this year. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje The story is about 4 strangers rattling together in an abandoned Italian villa just after World War...

The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adria...


I just finished this book, and my thoughts are all a jumble. Do I love this book or do I hate it passionately? I can't tell because my reactions to this book fluctuated up and down throughout as I read thou...