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Apr 17, 2009 11:09AM

6968 Can you include Kicked Out in that list too please? See my above post - you wouldnt be sorry, its a fantastic book...

Emilee wrote: "Sorry I did see it but missed typing it. New list

So far the nominations are:

The Alchemist-Paul Coelho

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time- Mark Hadden

Nightengale Flo..."

Apr 16, 2009 11:09AM

6968 I've just finished "Kicked Out" by Richard W Hardwick and it was the best book I've read in years, even better than Curious Incident, Gods Own Country etc. Its about 16 year old Danny who gets kicked out his home and ends up in a hostel for young people. Hilarious and heartbreaking, I'm recommending it to anyone who'll listen and would like others to love it as much as I did...
Dec 20, 2008 12:52PM

6968 Fiona wrote: "Anna, I met Jon McGregor a couple of months ago. A nice man as well."

Cool - at a reading or a workshop or something? And what country is he from? I have no idea. Beautiful book though I havent checked if he has written anything else since.
Dec 16, 2008 12:34PM

6968 Hello everyone - I'm new here. Just finished two books which I would love to share with you...

Gods Own Country by Ross Raisin - first person narrative about a teenager from Yorkshire that lives in a farm at the top of the hill and watches as the town below grows higher and closer to him. He is mocking of the townfolk and their ignorance of country ways but he then falls for the daughter of some newcomers. Increasingly disturbing yet remaining hilarious at the same time - wonderful.

Also - If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor which alternates from third person to first person. Its about the effect of a tragic event on a street and how the residents react to it. Its a beautifully written poetic book and staggering for a debut novel

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