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The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken
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The Wandering Pine by Per Olov Enquist
The Wandering Pine
by Per Olov Enquist
read in January, 2015
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An oblique novel about the author's life, which took me completely by surprise in terms of how powerful I found it. It includes one of the finest depictions of a childhood that I have read: growing up in a northern Swedish village, the young Per-Ola ...more
David Hebblethwaite and 3 other people liked John's review of The Dinner:
The Dinner by Herman Koch
"In haste . . .

A fantastic piece of satire that I enjoyed from the first to the last page.

The politician whom everyone reckons will be Holland's next prime minister forms a dinner party at a pretentious and ludicrously expensive restaurant with his..." Read more of this review »
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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The Fishermen
by Chigozie Obioma (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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A prophecy tears apart the bonds between four brothers in Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel.

It’s 1996 when Benjamin and his brothers begin skipping school to go fishing in the forsaken river. Their parents are not happy about this but what really disturb
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A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic
"The newish, oddball teacher at a London school enters morning assembly one day and opens fire with an old army revolver, killing three of the kids, another teacher and finally himself. The investigation of this horrific case is put into the hands..." Read more of this review »
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Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami
Manazuru
by Hiromi Kawakami
read in January, 2015
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We first meet Kawakami’s narrator, Kei, on a visit to the seaside town of Manazuru; it’s a quiet place, with its own rhythm of life – two hours from Tokyo, but it could just as well be a world away. Something keeps drawing Kei back here: it may have ...more
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Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth
Rough Music
by Simon Kurt Unsworth (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2012
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A new chapbook from Spectral Press, this time by the ever-reliable Simon Unsworth. It’s the tale of a man named Cornish, who’s been hiding an affair from his wife Andrea, and is now having to cope with a bunch of masked figures making a racket and ac ...more
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