James Meek





James Meek

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December 01, 1962

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Average rating: 3.59 · 3,623 ratings · 583 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
The People's Act of Love
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,900 ratings — published 2003 — 33 editions
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The Heart Broke In
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 918 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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We Are Now Beginning Our De...
2.97 of 5 stars 2.97 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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Private Island: How the UK ...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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The Museum Of Doubt
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Drivetime
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Acidi scozzesi
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Mc Farlane Boils The Sea
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1989
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Last Orders: And Other Stories
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1992
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A Dog's Heart
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 18,194 ratings — published 1925 — 125 editions
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“The many mysteries boil down to three. There is the kind that can be solved: who planted the bomb? Will the travellers reach their destination? What is Mother's childhood secret? There is the supernatural: dark metaphysical forces, never to be fully exposed, yet hinting of themselves in a way that suggests the author could reveal more if he chose, and might do, in his next book. And there are the insoluble mysteries: what lies beyond life, what beauty is for, why the innocent suffer and the guilty prosper, what goes on in the heads of other people, why life keeps fucking us over just when we're doing all right -- these are the mysteries the books dealing with them can't solve, and it is for this reason that the best of these books are the ones we keep rereading.”
James Meek

“And you thought: they're used to it. But that was how those who suffered less always thought about those who suffered more, that they were used to it, that they no longer felt it as you did. Nobody ever got used to it. All they learned to do was to stop letting it show.”
James Meek, The People's Act of Love

“Anna woke with the wonderful feeling bad sleepers have when they know they have slept well. As if they have stolen something and got away with it. At these times the memories of what led up to such deep sleep keep their distance for a few seconds and those few seconds are perhaps the only time the world can ever be said to show mercy.”
James Meek, The People's Act of Love

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