Category Archives: David Park

Books of the Year 2018

‘Strange, sinister, funny and profound, ‘Convenience Store Woman’ by Sayaka Murata is a compendium of the rules of society and how these might be navigated by someone who, rather than rebelling against those norms, simply doesn’t understand them – a … Continue reading

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‘Travelling in a Strange Land’ David Park

Sometimes, I think you can tell the mettle of a writer not by the first lines of their novels but the last. Take Zadie Smith’s ‘Swing Time’ (not her best novel, of course, but no one can doubt her talent) … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

I’ve managed to pick up some wonderful publications over the last couple of weeks, starting with ‘Travelling in a Strange Land’ by David Park. I’d never heard of Park before, but the cover of this slender novel (why do slender … Continue reading

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