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Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The novel opens with les boat-people, a belittling term under which Vietnamese fleeing from occupied/liberated (depending on whom you are speaking to) Saigon became known to the world. We meet Bon and our Sympathizer right where we left them – making their way to France from a communist reeducation camp. You don’t have to read the first book to start this one (although why wouldn’t you?), a comprehensive brief is provided.

Dinner with a Book: White Noise

Dinner with a Book: White Noise

It’s been a year since we collectively emptied store shelves and ran ourselves into product shortages, so when I read Don DeLillo’s words on supermarkets and their ability to give us ‘the sense of replenishment…

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