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This month Karma reviews
Swing Time
Zadie Smith

I admire Zadie Smith’s ability to crystallise vastness and complexity with flair and precision. Swing Time alternates, often humorously, between here and there – between North-West London in the early 1980s, to West Africa, between closeness and distance, and the spaces, emotional and physical, between people. Swing Time is an absorbing novel that gathers momentum around

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Lauren Oliver

Mischa says: Lauren Oliver has replicated the Delirium Trilogy-mania! Replica is centred on two female characters who have an inextricable (yet vastly different) link to a place known as ‘Haven’; a mysterious research facility that replicates humans in order to experiment on them. Oliver masters the dual narrative, creating two stories from two different perspectives that can be read alongside one another, seamlessly interlacing together no matter how you choose to begin. Aside from the inventive execution, the story is a scathing, Frankenstein-esque examination of what it means to be human; what happens when people take on the role of ‘creator,’ and the role that genuine friendship plays in the exploration of self-discovery.  Definitely one of my favourite books of 2016!

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