A Novel Idea – not exactly a book, but an interview with Paul Auster

In a candid interview at the Guardian, author Paul Auster — who turns 70 next month — discusses his breadth of work over the decades, American life and politics in the age of Trump, and his new novel, 4321, which he refers to as the biggest book of his life. via Paul Auster: ‘I Feel Utterly … Continue reading A Novel Idea – not exactly a book, but an interview with Paul Auster

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Oversight – the printed word

Image Credit: Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos In the words of Sir Paul McCartney and in "this ever-changing world in which we live in" the power and attraction of the printed word is all to often overlooked. As we continue to move more and more towards tablets and e-readers (and other new devices that I can't even imagine), … Continue reading Oversight – the printed word

A Novel Idea – The Lady in the Van, by Alan Bennett

Image Source: http://www.goodreads.com Technically not a novel, more a story or script, and more recently made in to a movie released in 2016. However, the wonderfully written book deserves to be shared and I hope that you give it a chance. Bennett tells the story of Miss Shepherd, who lived in a van in his … Continue reading A Novel Idea – The Lady in the Van, by Alan Bennett

A Novel Idea – The Reader on the 6.27, by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Image Source: http://www.goodreads.com Are you all aboard? Then let French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent take you on a journey. A little about the book; Guylain Vignolles has a mundane life, one friend, a goldfish called Rouget de Lisle, and a mundane job in a book pulping factory, but that job allows him live out his one … Continue reading A Novel Idea – The Reader on the 6.27, by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

A Novel Idea – The Light Between Oceans, M. L. Stedman

Image Source: http://www.goodreads.com Having spent a number of years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne on returning to Australia accepts a job of lighthouse keeper on the remote island known as Janus Rock; the ideal place for him to deal with his memories of a troubled childhood and PTSD resulting from the experience of war. … Continue reading A Novel Idea – The Light Between Oceans, M. L. Stedman

A Novel Idea – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

Image Source: http://www.goodreads.com I love this book, and it has to be one of my favourite books of recent years. I've read it a number of times, both as a personal selection and as part of a book club, and it remains one of my favourites. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time … Continue reading A Novel Idea – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon