Afterthoughts: A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee

In a Nutshell: Despite suffering slightly from being overambitious in its scope, this is a stunning debut novel from Neel Mukherjee - one which throbs with poetic and cultural resonance. And so I’ve come to the end of what has been something of a … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: 16th & 17th March 2010

I hope you will all forgive me for not posting a Reading Journal entry yesterday. I wanted to concentrate all my efforts on finishing Neel Mukherjee's A Life Apart (Constable & Robinson). Also, with no reading scheduled for Wednesday aside from … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 15th March 2010

This week I'm keeping myself more off the Net than on, in order to concentrate more fully on the important soul-nurturing task of reading and writing in an undisturbed environment. That means less Twittering, less web surfing, less checking my email … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 8th March 2010

First of all, Hi! It's been a couple of weeks since I've had the pleasure of scribing a journal entry, and during that time I've read a number of bits and pieces - not as much as I normally would because the focus has been more on getting … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 15th February 2010

So thankfully I’m back into the full swing of reading again and I managed to keep up with everything I’d prescribed for myself yesterday - yay! With it being Monday the first reading assignment was getting through my Maupassant shorts, and first up … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Remainder of Week 6 2010

Well what a frustrating week last week turned out to be, at least reading-wise. A former client phoned up on Wednesday night looking for their online catalogue to be updated, and so I spent the remainder of last week doing just that, together with … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 8th February 2010

Oh dear what a day I had yesterday. I decided rather spontaneously that I was finally going to get around to upgrading my computer systems to OSX Leopard. Everything went fine (fingers crossed) but all of my time was just eaten up. That said I did … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Summary for remainder of Week 5 2010

I know it’s coming terribly late in the day (blame all of the upgrading I’ve been doing on my computer systems today), but I thought it would still be worthwhile just tying up a few loose ends with regards to my reading the end of last week. With … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee

*Note: My afterthoughts for this novel have now been posted* With the read through of my last novel done ‘n’ dusted I thought I’d keep the cultural ball rolling with a ‘kick around’ of A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee. Recently published by … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Proofs Can Be Luscious Too

Proofs Can Be Luscious Too, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. I love it when a publisher pays just as much attention to their proof copies as they do to their retail editions, because aside from anything else it offers the reader a little … [Read more...]