Clearing The Shelves · Posts 2017

Clearing the Shelves – ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

  Every month I aim to read a book that I’ve had over six months in an attempt to clear my back log and to give some older books a spot of attention. For July my pick was ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead. And I picked it up when I discovered it was the… Continue reading Clearing the Shelves – ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

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Review – ‘Death Makes A Prophet’ by John Bude

  THE BOOK Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home – vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment,… Continue reading Review – ‘Death Makes A Prophet’ by John Bude

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Review – ‘The Music Shop’ by Rachel Joyce

THE BOOK Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about… Continue reading Review – ‘The Music Shop’ by Rachel Joyce

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Review – ‘Anna’ by Niccolo Ammaniti

THE BOOK It is four years since the virus came, killing every adult in its path. Not long after that the electricity failed. Food and water started running out. Fires raged uncontrolled across the country. Now Anna cares for her brother alone in a house hidden in the woods, keeping him safe from ‘the Outside’,… Continue reading Review – ‘Anna’ by Niccolo Ammaniti

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Review – ‘The Floating Theatre’ by Martha Conway

  THE BOOK In a nation divided by prejudice, everyone must take a side. When young seamstress May Bedloe is left alone and penniless on the shore of the Ohio, she finds work on the famous floating theatre that plies its trade along the river. Her creativity and needlework skills quickly become invaluable and she… Continue reading Review – ‘The Floating Theatre’ by Martha Conway