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The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
The Dogs of Riga
by Henning Mankell
read in December, 2014
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Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
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Low 4. Although Wells provided another original premise to his body of work, this short novel is one where the writing now feels slightly dated. Griffin is a social outcast whose invisiblity permits his moral barometer to shade into homicidal delusio ...more
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Joseph Andrews / Shamela by Henry Fielding
Joseph Andrews / Shamela
by Henry Fielding
read in December, 2003
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Mid 4. Aside from being an enjoyable satire of his contemporary's works, Fielding has created a colourful bawdy novel with the outstanding comic creation of Parson Adams. Would have loved the novel to have centred more on him than the titular charact ...more
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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
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High 4. David Lurie, a Cape Town academic, faces charges of professional indiscipline in allowing his illicit relationship with one of his undergraduate students influence his professional standards. An incorrigible womaniser, he decides to abandon h ...more
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The Church Of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns
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Mid 4. This is such a well-written thriller that one can only regret that Dobyns has not been enticed to contribute more works to the genre. The grisly murder which opens the novel, together with the chain of related events, proves far from the typic ...more
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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
read in January, 2014
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Low 4. The innovative techniques utilised by Collins in structuring his narrative around a wealth of written testimony and legal evidence from both reliable and unreliable narrators serve both to provide a much more layered and detailed narrative fro ...more
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
read in March, 1995
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High 4. This disquieting but beautifully written novel is narrated by Nabokov's tragi-comic obsessive Humbert Humbert. The reader is given access to the disturbed infatuation of HH for prepubescent girls and through the course of the novel the author ...more
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Great Apes by Will Self
Great Apes
by Will Self
read in January, 2004
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Mid 4. Self is adept at creating satire by creating an original setting for his novels which adroitly offers comment on our existence. Yet, never has this been so accomplished as in this instance. Here his protagonist Simon Dykes, a renowned artist, ...more
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Death Comes for Peter Pan by Joan  Brady
Death Comes for Peter Pan
by Joan Brady (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 1999
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High 4. This is a devastating portrait of the iniquities of the medical system in the US. When Alice Wexler is told her husband is dying and that no medical treatment can prevent this outcome, they return to their American homeland. What follows is a ...more
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