The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

Oh, how I loved this novel.

An Australian (Tasmanian?)’s take on the Burma Railway and the brutal treatment of Australian PoWs in World War II.

But more than that: A love story; love stories.

Beautiful.

Author’s webpage: The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

A wonderful novel – one of those books that leaves you feeling slightly bereft when you get to the end.

I’ve brought it back from Walton to lend on, and made me all the more determined to lay my hands on a copy of My Name Is Lucy Barton, which is the Elizabeth Strout novel I put on my To Read list way back when….

Elizabeth Strout’s writing reminds me of Maggie O’Farrell and Kate Atkinson (in Life after Life mode).

Author’s webpage: Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout