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James James said: " The challenge was to read the Bible. Specifically the King James Version. I'd read parts before, in various translations, but the KJV seemed to be the most 'literary' and therefore the most fitting for inclusion on Goodreads. However, reading the who ...more "

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Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
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It's a difficult book to review without spoilering, because this book is really all about the twist at the end. And almost every problem I had with this book are spoilers. The short version is that it's not as good as the previous one and suffers (I ...more
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The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
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Alternative history - Democrat FDR is defeated by a Nazi-loving left-field Republican Lindbergh. An inward looking, America First president with racist undertones. It tells the story of Roth's own family as they come to terms with an America that sid ...more
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
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H.G. Wells
“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
H.G. Wells

George Orwell
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
George Orwell, 1984

Will Self
“An English gentleman never shines his shoes, but then nor does a lazy bastard.”
Will Self, Dorian

G.R. Reader
“At your next book club meeting, picture me sitting quietly in the corner, taking notes on your preferences. Imagine the next day you get an email from me trying to sell you a new grill — or a book — or accessories for your Glock. That's the Amazon/Goodreads deal. It's appalling. But everywhere in the press, you'll read about the genius of Amazon."
(Michael Herrmann and the booksellers of Gibson's)”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

Arthur Ransome
“BETTER DROWNED THAN DUFFERS IF NOT DUFFERS WONT DROWN”
Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons

Goodreads Reading Challenges (Nonfiction)
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Book club for members of UK IT
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46976 Niners (io9) — 430 members — last activity Jun 15, 2016 10:57PM
Book-Club. People. Niners.
84726 Society For Displaced Glitchen of a Literary Persuasion — 116 members — last activity Mar 05, 2017 05:28PM
Soi-disant Glitch refugees, survivors of the Glitch diaspora, bereaved Glitchen seeking solace, gather round! In reading books we strive to recapture ...more
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