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Book review: Grief is the thing with feathers – Max Porter *****

Book review: Grief is the thing with feathers – Max Porter *****

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness.In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow – antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This self-described sentimental bird is attracted to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and physical pain of loss gives way to…

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Bookclub talk: Grief is the thing with feathers – Max Porter

Bookclub talk: Grief is the thing with feathers – Max Porter

It was my turn to suggest books we could read for our bookclub. My picks were: The Vegetarian – Han Kang The Enchanted – Renée The Tiger’s Wife – Grief is the thing with Feathers – Max Porter The last book we read was “Jij zegt het” by Connie Palmen. A Dutch book about Ted Hughes and his relationship with Sylvia Plath. (I didn’t like that one) That’s why I never expected “Grief is the thing with feathers” to get…

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Wrap-up May – 2016

Wrap-up May – 2016

I have been working full-time since the 2nd of May and it has had the logical result when it comes to reading. There hasn’t been much of it this month. All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr I was super excited for this book but it let me down. Yes, the writing was pretty good. Yes, the story was interesting. But there was something missing. The book just didn’t draw me in. I started reading it on my…

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