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Cazxxx
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Next up 🎧

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Suet624
The Colony | Audrey Magee

If you‘ve read this book you‘ll love this video of rowboats off the Aran Islands moving cattle. https://www.instagram.com/tv/Ck-a4k7ghvk/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

jlhammar Loved this book! So cool to see that video. Thanks for sharing! 2w
Suet624 @jlhammar you‘re welcome! 2w
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rachaich
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Pickpick

Gosh, intense in both writing and content.
Truly gripped from the start as she portrays the remote island community, the artist and the writer. James becomes a voice of different characters almost as we learn about the language and history.
Then the inserts about killings.
Very well written and researched. I won't forget this book.

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rachaich
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Just started last night.
Interesting use of words and format.

BarbaraBB It gets better and better! 1mo
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GatheringBooks
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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#OminousOctober Day 23: The #Evil(s) of colonialism, I believe, are portrayed in both novels. Recent book haul. 💕

Aimeesue The audiobook for Glory was brilliant. So well done. 1mo
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Tamra
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is an exploration of identity, including the political, personal, cultural, linguistic, and artistic, whether it be claimed, foisted, or lost.

What a novel and what fantastic narration!

Definitely speaks to the senseless nature of political violence. 😠

Jas16 Great review! 1mo
Tamra @Jas16 thanks! The weird thing is her first novel is not at all appealing to me. 🤔 1mo
charl08 Such a great book. I was surprised it wasn't shortlisted for the #Booker 1mo
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jlhammar Agreed! Great review. I enjoyed her first novel, but not nearly as much as this one. I loved this and was so disappointed that it didn't make the Booker Prize shortlist. 1mo
BarbaraBB Happy you loved it! 1mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I have started this on audio ages ago… must get back to it. 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Addison_Reads
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Beautifully written novel that seems reserved and quiet and yet it is full of themes that will leave you pondering everything you just read.

The way the paintings and the thoughts of the painter were described left such vivid images in my mind while I listened to this audiobook.

Truly great read and the slow pace just draws you into the story more.

#LittenListen @aperfectmjk #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

BarbaraBB Great review. A gorgeous book indeed. 1mo
Clwojick Great job! 1mo
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Tamra
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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I am loving the narrator for this one! Single narrator, but he makes a subtle distinction between characters which isn‘t jarring or hokey. Fabulous.

Slow moving story so far, but wonderful in description and intriguing character development. There seems to be something under the surface Magee is building. 🤞🏾

Addison_Reads I'm starting this audiobook today. 1mo
Tamra @Addison_Reads I hope you enjoy it too! 1mo
Ruthiella This is definitely one of the Booker longlisters I‘m most interested in! 1mo
squirrelbrain I loved this one! 1mo
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Pickpick

Love and Other Thought Experiements is a clever little novel (is it a collection of stories maybe?). In it, Ward explores a host of philosophical questions about life, human nature, connection, and the world. At its heart, these stories are about choices, and the rippling effect that even minor choices have on the shape of our lives and the lives of those around us. An immersive fusion of literary and science fiction.

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StellaB
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Mehso-so

I appreciated that the writer has her own original voice, and the concept of colonisation works across different levels of the story. Individual characters are also drawn in a warm and personal way. But overall I found the tone too detached and never became really interested in what happens.