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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2006
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This book reminded me so much of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude with the strong themes of family and magical realism. I enjoyed the portrayal of contemporary Chilean Politics set against the back-drop of family life, and I th...more
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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov
read in January, 2005
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I absolutely ADORE this book. I love the brilliant, in-depth writing style of Bulgakov; as cliche as it sounds, he paints such vivid pictures with his words, when reading it you can just allow your imagination to run absolute RIOT. The characters are...more
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The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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I love this book. I adore Orwell and found this to be one of his best and definitely underrated in favour of Animal Farm and 1984.

In this book you get a feel a feel of "the Man Orwell" and his views and outlook (both social and political) which I th...more
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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I read The Grapes of Wrath as I heard it was meant to be one of the great American Classics. I had only ever read Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck before, so thought this would be a good book to get into some more of his work.

I loved his writing style, t...more
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