Category Archives: 2016

The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth, read by Malcolm Hillgartner

The Anatomy Lesson is the third in Philip Roth’s Nathan Zuckerman novels. If you look back through this blog you’ll see it’s not long ago I reviewed another book by Philip Roth, narrated by Malcom Hillgartner. It was a considerable … Continue reading

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The Unseen World by Liz Moore, read by Lisa Flanagan

Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease and I found myself crying at points during The Unseen World. It reminded me of how my grandmother struggled to care for her husband in his late years with Alzheimer’s. My husband also has a grandparent with … Continue reading

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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (read by the author)

In The Argonauts Maggie Nelson presents her well considered, sometimes complex thoughts and experiences of love, gender, sex, pregnancy, parenthood and family in contexts outside of the traditional. Perhaps the most important takeaway from the book is the lesson that … Continue reading

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Strange, Seductive and Powerfully Sensual: Deborah Levy’s “Hot Milk”

Oh my gosh what an exciting novel Hot Milk is. I was a bit worried by the title that I was about to read some sort of weird MILF erotica. Just to be clear, it isn’t MILF erotica (or any … Continue reading

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What Belongs to You, by Garth Greenwell, read by Piter Marek

Garth Greenwell’s quiet but urgent style is superb and this, his debut, is stunning in every respect. His novel is a profound dissection of a character caught between desire and morality. A young American man is working as a teacher in Bulgaria. There he meets and … Continue reading

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