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David made a comment in the group Nobel Prize WinnersFavourite Work by a Nobel Laureate topic
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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
We Need New Names
by NoViolet Bulawayo
read in December, 2014
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Quite different from anything I can remember reading. I was particularly intrigued by the dialogue, totally convincing in both languages, as is the teenage girl's attitude. The plight of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe is revealed as desperate and the p ...more
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Omeros by Derek Walcott
Omeros
by Derek Walcott
read in December, 2014
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It took me a while to get into this book, getting used to the Caribbean patois and trying to relate this story to the homer I knew. But perseverance pays off, this is a superb reflection on history and the world and a wonderful tribute to the univers ...more
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I became so totally engrossed in this book that I rather ignored much else, other than my various assignments which I could not possibly ignore. The theme of the outsider is extremely well handled and very much chimed with my own experience of childh ...more
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“I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.”
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Lawrence Durrell
“A diary is the last place to go if you wish to seek the truth about a person. Nobody dares to make the final confession to themselves on paper: or at least, not about love.”
Lawrence Durrell, Balthazar

Karin Slaughter
“Reading is not just an escape. It is access to a better way of life.”
Karin Slaughter

“Apply thy minde to be a vertuous man
Auoyd ill company (the spoyle of youth;)
To follow Vertues Lore doo what thou can,
(Whereby great profit vnto thee ensuth;)
Reade Bookes, hate Ignorance; (the Foe to Art,
The Damme of Errour, Enuy of the hart).”
Richard Barnfield

Olivia Manning
“Harriet glanced after her as she went manoeuvering her broad and vigorous backside between the tables, and asked: 'What does Nikko do?'
'Why nothing. He's married to Bella.”
Olivia Manning, The Great Fortune

William Boyd
“It's true: lives do drift apart for no obvious reason. We're all busy people,we can't spend our time simply trying to stay in touch. The test of a friendship is if it can weather these inevitable gaps.”
William Boyd, Any Human Heart

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