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Old Filth by Jane Gardam
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God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam
God on the Rocks
by Jane Gardam
read in October, 2014
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Gardam has an increased profile lately (I'd never heard of her until she made the Folio Society Prize shortlist) and several of the blogs I read have reviewed her recently. This is a humorous, perceptive look at an eccentric group of characters, some...more
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Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick
Dr. Bloodmoney
by Philip K. Dick
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The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
The Lives of Others
by Neel Mukherjee
read in October, 2014
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I really enjoyed this, probably the best of the Man Booker nominees that I've read--engrossing throughout. I suppose that there is a post-colonial redolence that inevitably informs any book about modern India but this seemed much more a book about In...more
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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This came highly recommended, on the 1001 book list, etc. but I've also read some negatives and can see both sides. The author does have her characters deliver platitudinous pronouncements as if they were the gospel truth, the plot is rather pat...more
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The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai
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