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March 2015 book reviews

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry Set in India in the 70s and 80s, this is the story of two tailors who according to their caste should be tanners, their unlikely friend the college student, and his land lady, plus assorted colourful minor characters. This is a very long novel in […]

August book reviews

A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth The ‘word of thanks’ to the reader at the start of this mammoth novel jokes that you’ll sprain your wrists reading it. At 600,000 words — almost 1500 pages in soft cover — the length would be prohibitive for most people, but the problem for […]