Monthly Archives: October 2012

  1. Review: Black Sky, Black Sea


    October 17, 2012 by markstani

    Istanbul, 1977: a May Day parade is brutally suppressed in Taksim Square. Fingers are pointed at the conservative government, at …
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  2. DSC Prize 2013


    October 16, 2012 by markstani

    This year’s sixteen-strong shortlist for the DSC Prize 2013 includes Jeet Thayil’s Booker-shortlisted ‘Narcopolis’ and this blog’s book of the …
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  3. Review: Crossbones


    October 12, 2012 by markstani

    High-octane, high-seas shanties; eye-patches and cutlasses; bounties and buccaneers: all are conspicuous by their absence in Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah’s gruelling …
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  4. National Book Awards 2012

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    October 11, 2012 by markstani

    Junot Diaz’s This Is How You Lose Her heads the list of five fiction finalists for this year’s (US) National …
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  5. Review: Recipes For Sad Women


    October 9, 2012 by markstani

    Hector Abad’s Recipes For Sad Women (pub. Pushkin Press) is, its dust-jacket is at pains to point out, neither a …
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  6. Review: The Consequences Of Love


    October 5, 2012 by markstani

    Sulaiman Addonia’s The Consequences Of Love (pub. Vintage, 2008) prevails as a damning an indictment of the insane inhumanity of …
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  7. Review: The God Of Small Things


    October 1, 2012 by markstani

    Arundhati Roy’s debut novel, The God of Small Things (pub. Fourth Estate), won the Booker Prize in 1997 and became …
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