Category Archives: Rachel Cusk

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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Cover Versions

When I’m abroad I love to look in bookshops, with the emphasis on ‘look’ as my linguistic skills stretch to schoolboy French and rudimentary Spanish or Catalan. What I find fascinating are the radically different designs for books I am … Continue reading

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Outline/Transit/Kudos – Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk’s ‘Transit’ trilogy is something I have come late to: The first volume, ‘Outline’, was published in 2014, with the final volume, ‘Kudos’ published earlier this year. I gobbled up ‘Outline’ in Mallorca, intrigued by Cusk’s narrator (a famous … Continue reading

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This month’s book haul

This month was supposed to have been free from the buying of more books, but as I get older I find my ability to avoid temptation becomes less and less, so here goes… Firstly, ‘Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud and … Continue reading

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