why i’ve made a podcast i won’t post: an anne tyler man booker screed

Anne Tyler fan? You may want to look away. Just as an FYI, my beef is as much with the Man Booker judges as with Anne Tyler the writer. Sure, I dislike her books. Quiet tales about domestic American life have been done far, far better than in her own novels. And sure, she's a …

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man booker 2015: what a difference a few hours make

Unbelievable. While I slept, from behind my back emerged this wee bitch of a Shortlist: Hello, political component to the Man Bookers. Ha, what am I saying. Welcome back. We hardly missed ye; never had the chance. You can't miss what hasn't had the courtesy to leave. Analysis of the analysts: Judges 2015 Ellah Wakatama …

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The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler (A Nice Person)

  Knopf, 2012, Fiction, 208 pp., Library Copy.   My relationship with Anne Tyler has, as I said in my previous post, been a bit rocky. She's singular in the whole book universe for my feeling of disappointment that I can't enjoy her. She's sweet, looks utterly kind and she's so well-beloved in the U.S. …

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Post-Easter reading blitz and domestic disasters

  Hope you all had a lovely Easter. Sorry I had nothing of note to post. It's difficult keeping our heads above water right now, what with my father-in-law battling cancer, our water heater breaking and leaking all over the basement floor and our upstairs bathtub deciding to join the party and drip into our …

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