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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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Quite amazing. A blockbuster of epic proportions. If you are interested in maths, cryptography, Bletchley Park, Turing, the invention of the digital computer, the Pacific War, Ferdinand Marcos, hidden treasure, adventure, the horror of war, data have ...more
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City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
City of Bohane
by Kevin Barry
read in April, 2016
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This absolute cracker of a novel has been sat on my Kindle for over 2 years. What was I thinking? Set in a dystopian West Coast of Ireland city in the years 2053/54, the cast of characters is mesmerising as are the grand descriptions and storyline. M ...more
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Bereft by Chris Womersley
Bereft: a novel
by Chris Womersley
read in April, 2016
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Very compelling. Didn't want to put this down.
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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
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The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones
The Earthquake Bird
by Susanna Jones
read in April, 2016
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I thoroughly enjoyed this. Lucy is a dark soul and the journey into her mind is handled beautifully against the fascinating backdrop of her life in present day Japan and her unfortunate history. An original and compelling murder story.
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Di... by Jonas Jonasson
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Superb. It's not often I laugh out loud whilst reading but that happened numerous times as Allan's predicament and history unfolded. Enjoyed every moment.
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Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Stardust
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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A nice change from serial killers and terrorists, a Faerie story for adults full of marvellously evil characters and magical spells. Great fun to read.
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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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Mind-boggling and brilliant. Recommended by Seth Godin and Tim Ferriss in their podcast and worth the effort. I'll leave you to read the summary and then take the risk of boarding this roller-coaster of an adventure.
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Secrets of the Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford
Secrets of the Sea House
by Elisabeth Gifford (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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A lovely and intriguing novel about family, love, childhood, loss and mystery. Set in the Western Isles and full of careful crafting. A hugely pleasing read.
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Brian Andreas
“Living Memory
I carry you with me into the world,
into the smell of rain
& the words that dance between people
& for me, it will always be this way,
walking in the light,
remembering being alive together”
Brian Andreas

Leo Tolstoy
“It's too easy to criticize a man when he's out of favour, and to make him shoulder the blame for everybody else's mistakes.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Bob Marley
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”
Bob Marley

James A. Michener
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both. ”
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