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"I've read the first one, and all my friends are there. Odette, Robert, Charles Swann. Amazing!" Feb 06, 2016 04:29PM

 

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Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
Surfacing
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
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Brilliant, even if it does seem a little dated to someone who lived through the era.
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Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars
Moravagine
by Blaise Cendrars
read in January, 2016
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Cracking rollercoaster of a book, and so gripping. I've no idea why at least half of the stuff is introduced, and there are paragraphs that consist of whole list of nouns, or it seems so. When I got to the end I had to go back to the beginning to rem ...more
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The Sleepless Moon. H.E. Bates by H.E. Bates
The Sleepless Moon. H.E. Bates
by H.E. Bates
read in January, 2016
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Another lovely story from a good story teller. I love reading about the towns and valley of my childhood.
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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
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It is rather stating the obvious to say that this is worth the effort, and generations of readers have no doubt agreed. A stunning book, but what can one add to three centuries of comments?
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