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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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Home Fire: A Novel
Kamila Shamsie
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy
Solar Bones
Mike McCormack
The Pastures of Heaven
James Nagel, John Steinbeck
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Kamila Shamsie
Mike McCormack
James Nagel, John Steinbeck
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text: Thoughts on the Eve of the 2017 Man Booker Shortlist
The Man Booker Prize shortlist announcement is hours away and I've been working hard to read my way through the list. Despite...
Home Fire: A Novel - Kamila Shamsie Exit West - Mohsin Hamid Days Without End - Sebastian Barry Autumn: A Novel - Ali Smith The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead Solar Bones - Mike McCormack History of Wolves - Emily Fridlund
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reviewed: Review: Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo is all about structure. It's sold as a novel, but if publishers could make money from the selling of scr...
Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders
September 2017
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“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
reviewed: Review: Days Without End
The following review contains a few potential minor spoilers. In my opinion, these details do not spoil much and are establis...
Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
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September 2017
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A terrific book told from the point of view of three German women and set throughout the Second World War through to 1991. Be...
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1. I love everything Halloween. As soon as the bats and pumpkins come out, my inner Goth emerges for the season. 2. It insp...
September 2017
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reviewed: Review: History of Wolves
I get why some readers do not like Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves. I totally do. There are two primary stories being told...
History of Wolves - Emily Fridlund
August 2017
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reviewed: Review: Exit West
Exit West is an impressively rendered, sensitive and timely novel. It tackles the issue of the refugee crisis in a way that f...
Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
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