Straight up, where does the year go?! Honestly, it felt like last week I was thinking about the #manbookerinternational shortlist – yes us, bookworms remember the passage of time via bookish events and books we’ve read… (surely i’m not the only one…) so without further ado, let us begin! *party popper emoji* Expectations aka. What […]
“the finest dance hall in West Mayo full of Angus cattle, and there they would lie down and close their eyes chewing cud until they were turned out in the morning.”
This year’s longlist? Exciting, predictable yet surprising with a few books I had not known existed.
I’ve listened to some brilliant stories read by their authors on the newest NY’er podcast (the writer’s voice). I’ve showered and powdered mid-afternoon for ultimate cosy feelings. I’ve left the washing in the rain for days to harden and sparkle with the first of the year’s frosts. And, I abandoned the Man Booker International project […]
Less of a review and more of a list of favourite quotes as reasons to why you should read this book and read it now.
‘Fish Have No Feet’ is reflective, nostalgic, depressive; filled with rhetorical questions and existentialist musings.
There’s something about the art of translation that always makes me want to romanticize it in the cold light of morning.