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A Single Man
4.10
really liked it
Very rarely does a film entice me to read the novel afterwards, but this one did. It is a short day-in-the-life story about an English professor, Geor ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 08, 2010
 
A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #1-3)
3.94
it was amazing
On a recent holiday to London we decided not to be too touristy and spent our time walking the streets and soaking up the feel of the city. We actuall ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
Love Among the Ruins
3.83
liked it
A slice of post-war rural England including a VERY large cast of characters. I needed to make a map of them all to keep them straight. Thirkell was co ...more
May 29, 2010
May 20, 2010
 
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
3.99
really liked it
This has to be the most accurate, tender portrayal of ageing ever written. Shortlisted Booker Prize 1971.
Apr 03, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
4.25
it was ok
I wonder if it is a good idea to read reviews on this website prior to diving into a book. The ratings were so wonderful that my expectations were set ...more
Mar 14, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
 
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine
3.73
really liked it
This book gives new meaning to the term control freak. Bronsky has such a unique, fresh voice - she is fast becoming a favourite.
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
Pigeon English
3.52
liked it
I like a book that plays with language. You might want to start by having a quick look through the glossary before reading. The narration by an 11-yea ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
it was amazing
Definitely a 5-star read. One of the most interesting plotlines that I have read in a long time, and the characters were perfectly developed. I can't ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
The Day the Falls Stood Still
3.68
really liked it
Niagara Falls was my favourite character in this book. I wasn't quite as awestruck with the love story, but did enjoy it. Based loosely on a real rive ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
July's People
3.54
really liked it
It took me several kick-starts to get into this book as the prose demanded complete focus. Gordimer's writing style made it hard to figure out who was ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Jan 23, 2010
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