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The Humiliation Triptych by Jones Jones
The Humiliation Triptych
by Jones Jones
read in July, 2014
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A delicious series of short narrative stories held together by the running theme of humiliation (coupled with shit and piss). Beautifully presented and with a masterful climax in the engaging story "Riot". A joy.
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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino
read in July, 2014
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Stunning moments, glimmers of life in cities that are each independent of one another, held together by the joy of dipping in and out. This is not a page turner, it's a treasure of ephemeral fits. Incredible.
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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
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This book achieves what it sets out to do, to a large extent, giving a concise history of the universe and how time as a concept evolved. Set out for lay readers, it did at times go over my lay head, but for the most part this is fascinating and grou...more
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England, England by Julian Barnes
England, England
by Julian Barnes
read in June, 2014
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A very well researched and funny (satirical) book that is let down a little by a very slow build-up. The central concept of simulacra is well maintained and this is an enjoyable read for large sections.
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Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
Life and Times of Michael K
by J.M. Coetzee
read in April, 2014
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Absolutely superb. A trial by life of an unsuspecting anti-hero who never belonged to this world, told through tales of internment and exile during the South African civil crisis. Smooth reading and truly touching.
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Road of Bones by Jeremy Poolman
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An enjoyable and often heart-wrenching story of the tortured history of Russia (and, in particular, the Vladimirka Road), told through anecdotes of a traveller and story-teller. Sometimes a little marred by repetition and journalistic opinion, but re...more
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Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
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Road of Bones by Jeremy Poolman
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Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Steppenwolf
by Hermann Hesse
read in April, 2014
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Ironic, taut and wonderfully written; a book that I fittingly finished on April Fools day. One of the best pieces of literature I've ever had the pleasure to divert myself into.

A story that locks you in a machine of imagination and contorts itself wo...more
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey
read in February, 2007
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Dr. Seuss
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

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