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About Grace by Anthony Doerr
About Grace
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
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Spies by Michael Frayn
Spies
by Michael Frayn
read in September, 2011
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Once you adjust to its privet-dense prose - it doesn't take long - Spies becomes a compelling read. Mundane wartime suburban gossip becomes country-threatening espionage in the imaginaton of two young boys.
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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood
by Haruki Murakami
read in September, 2011
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Two beautifully imperfect love stories for the price of one. More magic from Murakami.
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Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall
Roseanna (Martin Beck, #1)
by Maj Sjöwall
read in August, 2011
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A classy police procedural, it's clear and spare prose only serves to draw you in more deeply. What's astonishing is how contemporary it feels - 45 years after it was written. If you ignore the chain smoking, typewriters and absence of mobile phones ...more
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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Extremely well researched and extremely well written, A Short History Of Nearly Everything sets the standard for pop-science. While reading it I felt I was genuinely learning something useful - if only to impress my daughters with. I've forgotten all ...more
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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A real page-turner that deploys its characters with just the right balance of care and caricature
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Hope Dies Last by Studs Terkel
Hope Dies Last
by Studs Terkel
read in April, 2011
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Provides a welcome, and in my case much needed, injection of perspective on the often invisible struggles many, many people need to carry on every day in the pursuit of basic security and dignity. Terkel is clearly a skilled oral historian, though in ...more
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Tinkers by Paul Harding
Tinkers
by Paul Harding
read in January, 2011
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In his dying hours a man reminisces/hallucinates about his upbringing, his father in particular. Despite some wonderfully lyrical, almost magic realist, passages describing the rural life and landscape of the main character's childhood, Tinkers meand ...more
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A Devil's Chaplain by Richard Dawkins
A Devil's Chaplain
by Richard Dawkins (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2010
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As you would expect, this is a stimulating sets of essays, reviews and recollections from evolution's finest advocate. As an introduction to the theory of evolution, its impact on the other sciences and the necessarily complications for dogmatic thin ...more
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