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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
read in December, 2014
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The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser
The Lost Dog
by Michelle de Kretser
read in April, 2014
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I don't know, this book kind of gave me the irrits. Like, it felt like it was trying a bit too hard. Or, it had all these 'literary' flourishes that just drew attention to themselves. The atmosphere was great, but the characters and dialogue seemed i ...more
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
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This Craft of Verse by Jorge Luis Borges
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Railsea by China Miéville
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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I have a lot of respect for China Mieville, but this didn't do *heaps* for me. I feel like, I can see, intellectually, that this is good, and well done, and obviously it's intelligent and it's pretty well-plotted and super-inventive and wild and actu ...more
Emma is on page 298 of 438 of The Moonstone: I straight-up decided to quit this, then I was feeling fragile after a cruddy day and I thought, perfect, The Moonstone, nicey nice-nice. And it shifted tone a little in that window; now I've regained my momentum.
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
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The Trouble with Jack by Shirley Hughes
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