No: 744 Harvest by Jim Crace

I am going to start this post with an utterly nonsensical and illogical statement. Jim Crace was robbed of the Booker Prize last year. Illogical because I have not read The Luminaries (although it is in the 746) nor any other of the Booker nominated novels. Nonsensical because I am a massive Jim Crace fan and…

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No: 745 The Circle by Dave Eggers

In September of this year, some of the world’s most famous writers signed an open appeal against the National Security Agency stating that the U.S. government’s mass surveillance impedes freedom of thought. Orhan Pamuk, Günter Grass, Margaret Atwood and Don DeLillo are among hundreds of “writers against mass surveillance” worldwide who have signed the open…

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