Archives for: "July 2008"

The 2008 Man Booker Prize (Nominees)

July 30th, 2008
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction (from the UK, Ireland, and the Commonwealth). One of the world’s most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition… more »

July 29th, 2008
People like it when you tell them things, in suitable portions, in a modest, intimate tone, and they think they know you, but they do not, they know about you, for what they are let in on are facts, not feelings, not what your opinion is about anything… more »

Book of the Month - August, 2008

July 18th, 2008
Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-six, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick,… more »

July 16th, 2008
He wrote Helen that "a part of adolescence is feeling that there's no one else around who's enough like yourself to understand you..." more »

Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn

July 7th, 2008
In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a… more »

July 3rd, 2008
I suffer a sudden onset of meaningless melancholy and feel the eyes of the check-out lady on my forehead as I search for the money to pay, the widower is what she sees, they do not understand anything, and it is just as well. more »