Category Archives: In progress

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (Picador)

“Randeep Sanghera stood in front of the green-and-blue map tacked on the wall. The map had come with the flat, and though it was big and wrinkled, and cigarette butts had once stubbed black islands into the mid Atlantic, he’d … Continue reading

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The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan (Faber)

“Snow was falling past the window and in her sleep she pictured a small girl and her father in a railway carriage”. We have two modern themes here, ┬ádimentia and computer war games in Afghanistan. They are wrapped around a … Continue reading

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All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr (Fourth Estate)

“Leaflets. At dusk they pour from the sky. They blow across ramparts, turn cartwheeels over rooftops…Urgent message to the inhabitants of this town. Depart immediately to open country.” He is the orphan radio repairer. German. She is the blind daughter … Continue reading

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