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"I'm struggling with this one. It's packed with wonderful imagery but I find I'm not eagerly returning to it each day. It's very dense. No matter. I've challenged myself to read Moby Dick as part of my List of Betterment Project and so, bit by bit, chapter by chapter I'll reach my goal and I know there's the reward of achievement at the end of it. So, I'll plow on regardless." Aug 27, 2015 04:06PM

The End of the Af...
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"Me thinks this is a romance "for grown ups". Different from anything I've ever read before. Enjoying the journey!" Aug 27, 2015 04:00PM

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Diane Challenor and 2 other people liked Oliver's review of A Sort of Life:
A Sort of Life by Graham Greene
"Greene's first volume of memoirs covers childhood, schooling, university and his early career as a sub-editor and not particularly successful novelist. Like a lot of autobiographies it's not the most structured bit of writing, and Greene is oddly..." Read more of this review »
Diane Challenor and 4 other people liked umberto's review of A Sort of Life:
A Sort of Life by Graham Greene
"This is Graham Greene's first memoir, the second being "Ways of Escape" (Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1980), in which I enjoyed reading 40 years ago. I still like its paperback copy with brownish paper and hope to reread it as a tribute due to my re..." Read more of this review »
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
"For people who like their thrillers with a heavy dose of depth.

Seriously, The Water Knife is a thriller for “the thinking person.” If you’ve read many of my reviews, you might have noticed that I rail against thrillers on a semi-regular basis. I l..." Read more of this review »
The Road to Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
" Emma wrote: "I've just downloaded Middlemarch now! You've inspired me!"

The Preface of Middlemarch is a bit intimidating, but after I got through it, a
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The Untouchable by John Banville
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Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters
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When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
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“The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.”
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“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
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“Do not act meanly, do not be unkind, because the time for setting things right may pass before your heart changes course.
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Morocco 1970, a traveller's tale (Nonfiction)
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