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Chopin's Move by Jean Echenoz
Chopin's Move
by Jean Echenoz
read in March, 2013
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An interesting take on the spy novel, this book (mostly) follows part-time amateur agent Chopin. As a small cog in a big machine, Chopin (and the reader) never get to see the big picture and are left with a series of strange orders and events without ...more
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The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa
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Much like a game of Go, this book is structured as a series of short chapters or turns that alternate between two protagonists. The characters are brought together by Go, yet remain divided by being on opposite sides of the board and their slow serie ...more
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Death By Sunshine by Allison Burnett
Death By Sunshine
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The Uses of Literature by Italo Calvino
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The King of Trees by Ah Cheng
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The three stories collected here give the sense of both nostalgia and criticism. The depiction of the rural life here is idealized and yet uneasy, and there's always the feeling something is lurking behind even the most charming moments. The star of ...more
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The System of Vienna by Gert Jonke
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The Best British Short Stories 2011 by Nicholas Royle
" Despite a few missteps where an author feels the need to spell something out that would have been better left unsaid, the stories in this book embrace ...more "
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The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks
" There are some good stories in this book, but they seem to be overshadowed by the bad or, more accurately, the mediocre. For a book that begins with a ...more "
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The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
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