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Edgelands by Paul Farley
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Aug 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: favorites

Definitely one of my favourites for the year. This is a poetic examination of places I consider almost to be home (growing up as I did, between woodland and industrial estate), without any condemnation or scorn or despair for the way things have changed in our landscapes.
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Reading Progress

August 17, 2012 – Started Reading
August 17, 2012 – Shelved
August 17, 2012 –
0.0% "30"
September 6, 2012 –
page 80
30.53%
October 5, 2012 –
page 95
36.26%
October 10, 2012 –
page 181
69.08%
October 10, 2012 –
page 181
69.08% "I'm loving this book a lot. And also reading it REALLY SLOWLY, apparently!"
October 21, 2012 –
page 195
74.43% ""When a curious child on a train points and asks his father what a cooling tower is, and he replies 'That's where they make the clouds,' the imagination is plumbed in again to an ancient sense of water spirits, the modern connected to the mythical and fabulous." This is so pretentious and also exactly right. SO GREAT!"
October 28, 2012 – Finished Reading
March 18, 2013 – Shelved as: favorites

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