Eight books I intended to read in 2015, but somehow didn’t get around to

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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante (Text), the last of the famous Neopolitan Trilogy.

Purity by Jonathan Franzen (Fourth Estate).  “Piercingly brilliant,” a “dazzling tale”: No excuse really for not reading except an allergic reaction to review hyperbole?

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishibuguro (Faber). I got side-tracked by his beautiful collection of short stories, Nocturnes.

The Occupation Trilogy by Patrick Modiano (Bloomsbury). At last, more translations of work by the 2015 Nobel prize winner not many people outside of France had heard of, are appearing.

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday), perhaps it was the dead rabbit on the cover that saw it continually overtaken on the book pile.

Born to Rule, The unauthorised biography of Malcolm Turnbull, by Paddy Manning (Melbourne University Press), hopefully revealing juicy political skullduggery around Australia’s new Prime Minister.

The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds (Faber). A crime chiller loosely based on true events. You had me at the word crime.

Rock, Paper, Scissors by Naja Marie Aidt (Open Letter), the first novel by the author of Baboon, a collection of short stories I really enjoyed.

Artwork by Sturt Krygsman

1 Comment

  1. The Story of the Lost Child is truly excellent but I was less enthusiastic about The Buried Giant. I also intended to read A God in Ruins this year but it will have to wait until next year now…


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