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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
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Simon and the Oaks by Marianne Fredriksson
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I read this one in its German translation in a bid to improve my German. The story of a half-Jewish boy growing up in Sweden during/after World War II was surprisingly gripping: there was so much human interest; so many opportunities for drama. Not t ...more
Standoff by Sandra Brown
Standoff
by Sandra Brown (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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If Mills and Boon wrote suspense/thrillers they would probably read something like this. Like a skilfully padded short story, it takes place over a few hours, covering a siege at a convenience store where hostages are being held at gunpoint. It deliv ...more
Sunset Park by Paul Auster
Sunset Park
by Paul Auster
read in May, 2015
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This was another of those books that I would have been happy to go on reading whether it had a plot or not. And that's quite a good job, because what plot it does have is concentrated at the beginning and the end of the book, leaving the middle free ...more
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Sunset Park by Paul Auster
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The Bonny Lad by Jonathan Tulloch
The Bonny Lad
by Jonathan Tulloch
read in April, 2015
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This has a similar old geezer-troubled youngster dynamic to "Goodnight Mr Tom". From the very first chapter, where the Bonny Lad of the book's title is brought to live with his Grandfather, it's clear how the story will play out, but it's no less enj ...more
The Facts Of Life by Patrick Gale
The Facts Of Life
by Patrick Gale
read in April, 2015
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This is effectively two separate books (and the author himself makes the same point in the notes at the end). The first part, set just after WWII, had me gripped. Edward, a Jew who escaped Nazi Germany, ends up in a TB hospital where he falls in love ...more
The Facts of Life by Patrick Gale
The Facts of Life
by Patrick Gale
read in April, 2015
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This is effectively two separate books (and the author himself makes the same point in the notes at the end). The first part, set just after WWII, had me gripped. Edward, a Jew who escaped Nazi Germany, ends up in a TB hospital where he falls in love ...more
Jayne Charles and 34 other people liked Kinga's review of Before I Go To Sleep:
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
"I had to finish reading this book before I went to sleep. I was afraid I would wake up and not remember a thing and would have to start all over again. I haven’t been this engrossed in a book for a long time. I missed my stop, I forgot to pay my b..." Read more of this review »
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Before I Go To Sleep
by S.J. Watson (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I guess the premise of this novel is widely known by now, but in a nutshell the narrator Christine wakes up every day with no idea who she is, having suffered a trauma some years before that affected her memory. Everything she learns during the day, ...more
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