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Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
Carry Me Down
by M.J. Hyland
read in May, 2010
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Wonderful, and truly suprising, but with echoes of The Curious Incident... and We've Got to Talk About Kevin
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The Act of Love by Howard Jacobson
The Act of Love
by Howard Jacobson
read in January, 2010
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Please deliver me from the interminable wingeing of grumpy middle aged men!
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Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
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One of my all time favourites. Once you have learnt the language, you become immersed in a future world slowly revealed.
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
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Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
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The wonderful Stephen Fry delights with tales of his childhood, and hilarious digressive rants.
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Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche
Feuchtgebiete
by Charlotte Roche
read in January, 2011
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Perfectly serviceable teenage angst novel, with a Franch existential slant. Created a furore when first published and described as pornographic, couldn't see that myself although it is explicit it is not gratuitiously so.
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The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
The Museum of Innocence
by Orhan Pamuk
read in December, 2010
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As always with Pamuk's work, Istanbul is a major character, and in fact the central story of an obsessional love could well be read as a metaphor for Pamuk's obsessional love for his home city.
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