Been a while since done a post about book coming into Winston manors well here are a few I ve brought and some library books for IFFP longlist reading .
First of five from the IFFP longlist –
Villain by Shuichi Yoshida – Japanese Noir ,was lot said about this when it came out a different Japanese book than the ones I ve read before .
The secret history of costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vasquez -The Columbian writer has used Conrad’s Nostromo as a start for a book about the character that inspired Conrad’s book .
I curse the river of time by Per Petterson -Avrid Jansen a man in his thirties looks back at his life and his relationship with his mother .
The sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka – the Venezuelan writer tackles sickness real and imagined using three characters in two strands .
these came from Library .
Kamchatka by Marcelo Figueras – this is Harry story a ten-year on the run in Argentina following a coup ,full of childhood memories mix with a life on the run .this was sent to me via Frank Wynne the translator of the book .
Another from IFFP long list and a new spanish Novel
The Museum of innocence by Orhan Pamuk -Kemal a business man has a twenty year affair with a shop girl compared to Madame Bovary .
The anatomy of a moment by Javier Cercas – a book about the attempt coup in 1981 where a solider burst into the parliament building .
some new and used books brought –
Exercises in style by Raymond Queneau – the founder of the Oulipo movement ,this is classic Oulipo the same passage told in 99 different styles of writing .
Ordained by the oracle by Asare Konadu – A Ghanaian novel about a man following a ritual of being by his dead wife for forty days and nights .
Only joking by Gabriel Josipovici – a clown is hired by a baron to spy jokes lies and art mix into one .
Against nature by Joris -Karl Huysmans – a classic french book follows the dreams and nightmares of a ailing Aristocrat .