Some recent arrivals at Winston’s towers


The first of four books to arrive in the last few days is the latest by one of the best known writers in translation in recent years Herman Koch whose The Dinner is one of those books that was a runaway success. He did an interview at the time of the dinner . This latest is a about a writer whom is being watched by the narrator of the book but why is he being watched by him ?


Tom Lanoye is a well-known Belgium writer Tells the story of his own mother Josee an actress and flamboyent character after she has a stroke which meant she lost her voice . A mother coping with the loss of one of her  sons and the other being Gay is a modern tale.


Next up a purchase from Amazon Mati Unt was a writer I reviewed in the first year if this blog so felt it was time to revisit him with this modern gothic telling of the vampire story mixing fiction and actual Estonian history.


Last up is the latest by Norwegian writer Roy Jacobson about a small Norwegian Island but this is just as Norway is opening its doors to the wider world .I like the cover art of this one something Art deco about it in a way.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beckylindroos
    Aug 06, 2016 @ 19:18:46

    The Koch sounds like something Coetzee has done in recent years – (well, okay, the last decade then). I did enjoy the Dinner so my idea might be totally off the wall. The Unseen sounds like something I’d be interested in checking out – Thanks WD!


  2. BookerTalk
    Aug 07, 2016 @ 15:13:56

    A good range of topics and styles. I wonder if Koch can do anything that will bring him the success of The Dinner.


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