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Ryan o’neill’s hilarious, original and wonderfully clever novel their brilliant careers, which won the australian pm’s prize for fiction, tips its hat in its title to the aussie classic my brilliant career by miles franklin. aptly enough, #theirbrilliantcareers was also shortlisted for the miles franklin literary award. @milesfranklinliteraryaward #bookstagram #book #literaryfiction #aussiebookstagrammer #satire #ryanoneill #milesfranklin

comment 1 star 9 1 hour ago

Cracked spines are the worst! usually i’d rather get a crick in my neck from peering in at a 45° angle, but i’m finding it unavoidable with this behemoth (and this picture is a week old so imagine it now🙈). do they bother you too, bookstagram buddies? i’ve even had to lecture my mama about it after lending her my books in the past. #theluminaries #eleanorcatton #literaryfiction #bluebooks #bigbooks #crackedspines

comment 11 star 49 2 hours ago

Two shirley jackson's down, so many more to go.
whose one author you've recently discovered that you would like to read more of?
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comment 21 star 143 4 hours ago

#rustandstardust book tour, day 6: warwicks in la jolla, ca. thanks to all my family, friends, and students who came out tonight. i love all of you.

comment 6 star 44 5 hours ago

26th installment of my short story, “homecoming king”. thanks for reading and have a great wednesday night👍.................................#shortstory #shortstorywriter #fiction #fictionwriter #story #storytime #literaryfiction #literature #book #novel #poetry #experimental #fantasy #homecomingking #instapoet #instawriters #instastory #nightsky #beasts #mercurial

comment 0 star 13 5 hours ago

Now that is a page one to get excited about. #everythingunder #daisyjohnson #manbooker2018

comment 4 star 10 5 hours ago

I interrupted my man booker programming to read #theshepherdshut by the one and only #timwinton as i’m going to see him at the #mwf2018 in a few weeks. it’s to be hosted by #judithlucy and i can’t wait. i do believe that this book is winton at his finest and i feel so proud to call myself australian when we have accomplished authors that write so wonderfully.

comment 1 star 10 6 hours ago

It’s great so far! recommended by the handsome @thedinisf you should all add #thebookofm by @pengshepherd to yer tbr pile! #fiction #books #shadows #fear #forgetting #literaryfiction #reading #booklist #bookjunkie #tbr #readmore #readingissexy #bookclub

comment 0 star 11 6 hours ago

Alternating between three povs, canada and sri lanka, 2009/2010 and the past, in her debut novel sharon bala spins an evocative tale based on real-life events. in 2009, a boat bearing hundreds of sri lankan refugees docks on the shores of vancouver. among the refugees are mahindan and his six-year-old son sellian, who have fled their homeland after having lost everything and are looking forward to a new beginning. however, things don't go as they had hoped and the refugees are thrown into a detention center where government officials subject them to heavy interrogation in order to decide who should be granted asylum and who should be sent back.

the story is told from the point of view of three characters: mahindan, separated from his son and waiting in the detention center for his fate to be decided; priya, a second generation sri lankan canadian law graduate who is reluctantly roped into representing the refugees; and grace, a third generation japanese canadian adjudicator tasked with deciding which of the refugees deserve to be granted asylum.

through these three povs, we are given different perspectives on the situation which i think helps the reader to better understand the feelings and reactions of both refugees and the citizens of the country where they are seeking refuge. mahindan's flashbacks provide some insight into what it was like for civilians in the northern parts of sri lanka during the decades long civil war and his story will definitely make you think about who should be branded as a terrorist.

overall i found the boat people an enjoyable and thought-provoking read and i'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for more books from sharon bala.

my rating - 4.5/5

one thing about the book was that the lack of quotation marks to denote dialogue was a bit unusual though it wasn't as unsettling as i would have expected, even though i still don't get the purpose behind it. does that kind of thing bother you when you're reading?

a huge thanks to @times.reads for sending me this book😊

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comment 11 star 69 7 hours ago

Does anyone else have a classic that they want to pick up but haven’t had time for? wuthering heights has been on my list *forever* in fact, i can’t believe i studied so much victorian lit in college and this one managed to escape me! part of me is wondering if we need to read classics at special times - atmospheric times, time where you have a lot of mind space to dedicate about thinking of them, or, well, *something* ...but maybe it’s this line of thinking that has me putting it off in the first place! do you make time for reading classics? do you treat them differently than contemporary reads? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
phew. today was a day. hence the late post! i’m, for whatever reason, insanely exhausted and nothing has gone quite right today. except for one thing - i finished where the crawdads sing. it is such a beautiful, raw, atmospheric book. highly suggest! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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comment 15 star 77 8 hours ago

I have been waiting and waiting to wear my new #stardust dress and #redshoes to match my #book! tonight’s the night.

comment 22 star 206 9 hours ago

This dutch classic chronicles ten winter evenings in the life of frits, an office worker with a dreary job and who, at 23 still lives with his parents.
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frits live for the evenings when after a quick dinner with his parents, he goes out and spends the night carousing with friends. every night except the tenth night is a variation of the same: out with friends, getting drunk, having polite, mildly contemptuous conversations with his parents, talking to himself or with his toy rabbit, and dreaming bizarre dreams, which dreams stop and continue through interrupted sleep like a recorded movie paused and resumed.
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on many levels, the evenings is an escapist novel. except for a few brief allusions, the author avoids reference to the war that just ended and the burning issues of the time.
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the evenings has been hailed as a masterpiece on boredom. it's humor is sophomoric and scatological, which some readers may find offensive. it's a novel for the curious and those interested in world literature, not for readers who require a plot, a quest, or a likeable protagonist.
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if you enjoyed reading the catcher in the rye, check this one out.
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comment 3 star 68 9 hours ago

"there are more beginnings than there are ends to contain them.”
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i struggle to pen down a review for this book, as i’m not entirely sure what i feel about it. not yet. while on the surface it’s a placid tale of a daughter searching for her mother, there are so many murky hidden layers beneath. weaving in greek myth and elements of the darker, grittier original fairytale of hansel & gretel, johnson creates an original, twisted contemporary tale. a tale where fate ultimately dictates the plot.
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it felt like multiple diverging stories at the start and i found myself scratching my head, puzzled, trying to follow along. but midway through, the moving pieces become apparent and like a jigsaw puzzle you start fitting together the flitting narrative into one sequential thread.
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johnson beautifully addresses the formlessness of fear, of how it shape shifts and metamorphoses into a mythical monster and till the end you’re left guessing if the bonak is really just a faction of the narrator’s imagination. i loved that ambiguity, that creeping sense of unease. memory is another imminent theme in this story. the narrator’s mother is losing her memory and the  way she forgets words like dropped pebbles, the way it warps the past is beautifully described. the fluidity of gender on this story was another incredibly fascinating aspect. the ending builds to a pounding crescendo which was much more darker and twisted than i imagined it to be, and it’s one that will stay.
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johnson’s prose is stellar. she doesn’t take her reader for granted and makes them work to keep up with her unreliable narrator & the shifting timeline. the only lacklustre part of her tale was her two dimensional characters.
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while i can’t say i ‘enjoyed’ this book. i was mighty impressed by it. a worthy contender for the man booker shortlist. i’d urge you to try, if you are up for the challenge.
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rating: 3.5/5
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comment 24 star 286 10 hours ago

It’s not weird to whisper that title to this nice dog, right? link in bio.

comment 1 star 103 11 hours ago

The teacher the seamstress and the pianist, the debut novel by ogenna ojukwu is out now in paperback. order your copy from the link here bit.ly/2kzqo9m

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scarred after a childless marriage, onyeka (the teacher) is afraid of her past, and of letting go of the life she has rebuilt around chidiebere, her housemaid and anieto, her nephew.

chidiebere (the seamstress) is on the verge of a tortuous journey to womanhood and fifteen-year-old anieto (the pianist) , a child witness to a horrific killing, suffers in silence.

when a second brutal death and a long dreaded request threaten to upheave the lives they share, onyeka acts to forestall the inevitable in what proves to be a grave test of loyalties.

set both in military ruled nigeria, with its attendant suppression of freedoms and a newly democratic nigeria of unrealized hopes, this is the story of the pivotal journeys of the three as they confront their worst fears, unspoken griefs, clash of desires and greatest hopes in a world which yields nothing too easily. .
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comment 2 star 38 12 hours ago

The teacher the seamstress and the pianist, the debut novel by ogenna ojukwu is out now in paperback. order your copy from the link here bit.ly/2kzqo9m

about

scarred after a childless marriage, onyeka (the teacher) is afraid of her past, and of letting go of the life she has rebuilt around chidiebere, her housemaid and anieto, her nephew.

chidiebere (the seamstress) is on the verge of a tortuous journey to womanhood and fifteen-year-old anieto (the pianist) , a child witness to a horrific killing, suffers in silence.

when a second brutal death and a long dreaded request threaten to upheave the lives they share, onyeka acts to forestall the inevitable in what proves to be a grave test of loyalties.

set both in military ruled nigeria, with its attendant suppression of freedoms and a newly democratic nigeria of unrealized hopes, this is the story of the pivotal journeys of the three as they confront their worst fears, unspoken griefs, clash of desires and greatest hopes in a world which yields nothing too easily.
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comment 0 star 43 12 hours ago

Volume 0, chapter 1 - tier 2. to discover the complete saga, visit the website. #linkinbio👆

comment 4 star 38 12 hours ago

Volume 0, chapter 1 - tier 2. to discover the complete saga, visit the website. #linkinbio👆

comment 1 star 63 12 hours ago

Volume 0, chapter 1 - tier 2. to discover the complete saga, visit the website. #linkinbio👆

comment 1 star 59 12 hours ago